Listen: White House, Jonah Goldberg And NPR discussed on Morning Edition
"A Monday morning. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm David Greene. President Trump's plan to drop the taint immigrants often so called sanctuary cities appears on again at least rhetorically speaking sanctuary cities now referred to jurisdictions that don't fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The Washington Post first reported on this idea and critic saw as a form of political retribution from the president the White House initially dismissed this, quote, just a suggestion that was floated and rejected rejected appears by lawyers officials within the administration, but then on Friday, the president tweeted that quote, we are indeed as reported giving strong considerations to placing illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities. And now the White House appears to be doubling down deputy press secretary HOGAN Gidley spoke yesterday to NPR's Michelle Martin, it's not political retribution. If anything you should consider it on the democrat side to be an olive branch. Conservative commentator Jonah Goldberg is here with us. He's senior editor with national review your for here on a program. Jona? Thanks for coming in always great to be here. A political olive branch. What exactly is the argument here? Well. The White House is argument is that somehow that since Democrats won't make changes to the existing immigration laws, which I think the Republicans have are the White House has a good reason to complain about some of that we do have real problems that this is somehow way to deal with the crisis at the border in a way, the sort of asking Democrats to put up or shut up since they're in favor of sanctuary cities and the rest."