The left asks why Trump is comfortable using Dreamers as political footballs

  • Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
9:02 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 Opinion
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Trump’s speech was not one of unity, the left says. Instead, it was one of threats. A roundup of editorials Thursday looks at the speech and what it meant.

Opinions from the left:

1. We Are Not Bargaining Chips

From The American Prospect: Why is the president of the United States using people’s lives as political capital?  

2. Stephen Miller's SOTU Was a White-Nationalist Wish List

From The Daily Beast: Was it Trump’s State of the Union or Stephen Miller’s?

3. Instead of seeking 'common ground,' Trump gives a flabby, divisive speech

From columnist E.J. Dionne: A less divisive speech from Trump. Yeah, not likely.

The right says Trump gave the left what it wants. Why aren’t they satisfied?