Trump and Oakland mayor trade Twitter barbs over immigration policies

President Trump and a California mayor traded barbs over Twitter on Saturday, prompted by the president’s’repeated threats to release detained immigrants into ‘sanctuary cities.’

The exchange between Trump and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf‘also appeared to be triggered, at least in part, by recent New York Times articles about the president’s immigration policies.

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Shortly after Schaaf’s reply, Trump fired off another volley, tweeting, “Just out: The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities. We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!”

Schaaf is just the latest mayor to speak out about Trump’s plan, with the mayors of Seattle, Chicago, and Philadelphia, among others, saying they’d welcome the immigrants to their cities. ‘I am proud that Cambridge is a sanctuary city,’ Mayor Marc McGovern of Cambridge, Massachusetts, told The Daily Beast on Friday. ‘Trump is a schoolyard bully who tries to intimidate and threaten people. Trump and Oakland mayor trade Twitter News Trump and Oakland mayor trade Twitter barbs over immigration policies Fox News 4 hours ago President Trump and a California mayor traded barbs over Twitter on Saturday, prompted by the president's repeated threats to ... I’m not intimidated and if asylum seekers find their way to Cambridge, we’ll welcome them.’

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  • Date: 2019-04-14T02:20:21.000Z
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Trump says US has ‘absolute legal right’ to apprehend illegal immigrants from sanctuary cities

President Trump continued his rant about sanctuary cities on Saturday night, stating California is well known for its ‘poor management’ and ‘high taxes.’

Trump took to his Twitter on Saturday night to blast the Golden State as he continued his diatribe against sanctuary cities.’

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President Trump unleashed a tweetstorm on Saturday in response to a New York Times report about his attempts to curb illegal immigration. Oakland Mayor Duels With Trump Over Migrants: ‘ Oakland Welcomes All’ The Daily Beast 8 hours ago "So interesting to see the Mayor of Oakland and other Sanctuary Cities NOT WANT our currently 'detained immigrants' after release ... He slammed California in the latest of the tweets

Earlier,’Trump lashed out at The New York Times over a report which claimed that last week he pressured the new acting head of Homeland Security to close the U.S.-Mexico border to migrants even though he said he would delay the move for a year.

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