Donald Trump is a racist – but then you already knew that. He’s pulled the plug on DACA, meaning that people who arrived in the United States as children will have a hard time going forward. It’s precisely what his white supremacist base wants. And he’s more than happy to do it, because he has no soul. But the particulars of his DACA decision reveal something else about him: Trump is nothing more than a weakling coward.
Trump has announced that he’s ending DACA in six months. Why? Because it gives Congress enough time to decide whether or not to pass a law that would override his decision. If the Republicans in Congress grow a conscience and do precisely that, Trump can then tell his racist base that it’s the fault of Congress. If the Republicans do nothing, he can tell real Americans that the horrifying result is once again the fault of Congress. The trouble for Trump is that no one on either side will buy his excuses.