Moments ago, President Trump set social media on fire by suggesting only the “lowest IQ” illegal immigrants come back after being released to show up to their court cases.
“You say they come back…less than 1% of the people come back. We have to send ICE out and border patrol out to find them.” Trump said “We would say come back in 2 years, 3 years, we’re gonna give you a court case… When you say they don’t come back, Joe. They never come back. Only the really….I hate to say this but those with the lowest IQ, they might come back.”
President Trump on "catch and release" that the undocumented immigrants "never come back" and that only the people with the "lowest IQ" would show up to their court case pic.twitter.com/bbZWcO4HT3
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 23, 2020
Many Trump critics expressed outrage.
Trump says "only those with the lowest IQ" come back to the US. That's absurd, but what is Trump talking about?
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) October 23, 2020
This man does not love all people.
He does not love anyone.
Not even himself.
He should go away.
— Jeremy Faust MD MS (ER physician) (@jeremyfaust) October 23, 2020
"Those with the lowest IQ…" Wow. He really went there. That is reprehensible.#Debates2020
— Jeff Chu 朱天慧 (@jeffchu) October 23, 2020
The lowest IQ? What a miserable bastard. Jesus. #Debates2020
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) October 23, 2020
Did the President just say that only the lowest IQ immigrants follow the law and show up for their immigration hearings?
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) October 23, 2020
President Trump says only undocumented immigrants with “the lowest IQ” follow U.S. immigration law. If he supports legal immigration, why would he encourage people to break the law by insulting those who don’t?
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) October 23, 2020
lowest IQ. wow.
— Melissa Polinar (@mpolinar) October 23, 2020