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Mick Mulvaney Says America Is “Desperate” For More Immigrants

February 27, 2020


Earlier this week at a private meeting in
England, Mick Mulvaney, Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff, told the people there at that
meeting that the United States is actually desperate for more immigrants. Mick Mulvaney coming from one of the most
anti-immigrant administrations in recent history telling a crowd in private, obviously, yeah,
we actually need more immigrants coming into the United States. Now, he did preface it by saying, obviously
I’m talking about the legal kind of immigrants, you know, not the illegal immigrants, but
either way, we really need these people coming into this country. And the reason Mick Mulvaney said is because,
we are running out of people to fuel the economic growth that we’ve had in our nation over the
last four years. We need more immigrants. Those are his exact words, according to the
people in attendance. And that just kind of hits on what we have
been saying since the start of the Trump administration. And that is you cannot have sustainable economic
growth if we do not have these immigrants coming into our country. Believe it or not, folks, there actually are
jobs that American citizens do not want to do and those are the jobs that typically get
filled by these immigrants. Great case in point, many years ago, about
seven or eight years ago, state of Georgia enacted a tough immigration policy that actually
limited and in many instances outright restricted the use of temporary guest workers coming
into the state of Georgia. What happened that year was that farmers didn’t
have anyone to go out there and harvest their crops. You had fruit rotting in trees, vegetables
rotting in the fields, farmers losing tons of money because they couldn’t find anybody
else willing to do it. So when I say that, yeah, sorry, there are
jobs some Americans just simply refuse to do or they’re physically not able to do. I know what I’m talking about because we’ve
seen it happen within the past decade. We have seen reports over the last three years
of small businesses across this country, typically in the landscaping industry, losing money,
some of them having to shut down because Donald Trump has actually clamped down on legal immigration. Limited the number of those temporary guest
worker visas that we’re distributing every single year. And because of that, our economy is suffering
and at least Mick Mulvaney understands that, which is actually a more classical Republican
approach to immigration. They understand that, yeah, we have to have
these people coming over. They do jobs, they contribute to the economy,
but if we’re ever pressed on the issue, of course we’re going to say that these people
are evil, that we need to keep them out, that they’re taking your jobs, even though we know
that’s a lie. And that’s essentially what Mick Mulvaney
was admitting in that private room in England. That’s what happened. The truth is that the United States economy
is dependent upon immigrants, and as long as Donald Trump is serving as president of
the United States, and he’s got Stephen Miller whispering in his ear, we’re going to continue
to suffer because this man knows that he can’t give an inch on the issue of immigration. He has backed himself into a corner because
of Stephen Miller. If he were to allow more guest workers to
come over here to the United States, Miller would erupt. Ann Coulter would erupt as we have seen her
do in the past. His base would go into a frenzy, claim that
he conned them on the issue of being tough on immigration, and he simply won’t risk that. So he would rather see the economy suffer
because we’re not bringing in enough immigrants, as Mick Mulvaney says, than half to anger
his base by letting a few more people come in.

100 Comments

  • Reply austeritykills February 21, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Wanna bet there's no shortage of guest worker visas being issued to Mar-a-Lago?

  • Reply David Weber February 21, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    White only …. NO brown yellow or others … also NO Muslims and especially NO Mexicans, Latino or immigrants. Also NO refugees …. nine were admitted in November 2019 for the first time in 250 years. France has asked for the Statue Of Liberty to be Returned …. Returned

  • Reply Thomas Taylor. February 21, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    I'm 61 of age . White and was a migrant worker for about six years of my life. Because at the time that was all the job I could find. Jobs was hard to get in the 80 . I will tell that it was hards work. . Migrant work is very hard. Anyone who is working as migrant worker . I say thank you and God bless you all.

  • Reply Electric Boogaloo February 21, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    This is not a surprise, or it shouldn't be, because Trump said the EXACT SAME thing to Laura Ingraham, which Laura wasn't happy about;)…WTF!!!
    https://youtu.be/V2WpSqbuQTc

  • Reply Steve Williams February 21, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    Deport TRUMPTY DUMPTY and his entire family to Russer. Then he becomes Peutan'S RIGHT HAND MAN.

  • Reply bigraviolees February 22, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Trump is desperate to make america white

  • Reply Mark miller February 22, 2020 at 12:25 am

    Hey dummies (trump supporters) here’s a perfect opportunity for you. You’re always complaining about immigrants (Mexicans) stealing your jobs….well here you go.

  • Reply Sabertooth February 22, 2020 at 12:33 am

    eh, his base wouldn't be angry at him. he could make a new hat-saying '''I Played You All For Suckers!'' now, we'd know he's talking about his base-but his base would think he's talking about democrats or those of us who agree with them here.

  • Reply Dobermandude February 22, 2020 at 12:39 am

    Drump needs them to get rid of all of his bedbugs at Mar a Lago!

  • Reply Clarice Henderson February 22, 2020 at 12:56 am

    It's a tick.

  • Reply m ob February 22, 2020 at 1:38 am

    This guy Mulvaney is obviously Not in reality , his speech in the Uk this week was all lies.

  • Reply GolDreadLocks February 22, 2020 at 1:48 am

    Hypocrisy is thy name!

  • Reply ken5336 February 22, 2020 at 1:52 am

    Most of those people that need immigrants voted for president DUMP so let them suffer in silently

  • Reply Keith Wood February 22, 2020 at 1:59 am

    This why I suggested on another video that if the DCCC screws over Bernie again the young educated should immigrate to another country it would hit the corporatists where it hurts, after all, you need taxpayers to support your military-industrial complex, maybe having 50 or 60 million citizens leave might get their attention…

  • Reply Keith Wood February 22, 2020 at 1:59 am

    This why I suggested on another video that if the DCCC screws over Bernie again the young educated should immigrate to another country it would hit the corporatists where it hurts, after all, you need taxpayers to support your military-industrial complex, maybe having 50 or 60 million citizens leave might get their attention…

  • Reply Amanda Terrio February 22, 2020 at 2:39 am

    Why would immigrants want to come here? As soon as they get here we take their kids and put them in jail.

  • Reply Brian Dunn February 22, 2020 at 2:45 am

    Over the 5 years I lived in Chicago The only people who Cut the Lawns and trimmed the trees where imagrants, ! Mexican imagrants, ! And from what I seen most young Americans, Just want to live off there parent's, ! They won't get off there Bums, !

  • Reply Conan Seibel February 22, 2020 at 2:48 am

    Just white ones though, wink wink.🤦🏼‍♂️

  • Reply K S February 22, 2020 at 3:26 am

    That is a laugh

  • Reply grubbs517 February 22, 2020 at 3:31 am

    Mulvaney looks like that Nazi in Raiders of the Lost Ark just before the flesh melted off his face.

  • Reply Tex Hunter February 22, 2020 at 3:52 am

    I really hate hearing that there are jobs that Americans won't do. The real truth is that there are jobs that Americans won't do for the pay being offered.

  • Reply Afeni February 22, 2020 at 4:06 am

    When Trump said he could shoot someone on 5th avenue and not lose any supporters……. I wasn't aware Mick was auditioning. I feel bad for the guy. After admitting to quid pro quo, now this. 😂

  • Reply Hobo Hound February 22, 2020 at 5:34 am

    Mike Mulvaney your crazy as hell too,

  • Reply Ramon Serrano February 22, 2020 at 5:58 am

    We've got immigrants, both legal and illegal. Take advantage of the situation. Give the illegal a chance to become legal by given them jobs no one else in the U.S. wants.

  • Reply SunRae* ** February 22, 2020 at 6:03 am

    Take care of the people that are here now ! Then invite whomever you want.

  • Reply bjxxx February 22, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Can't anger his base at all. It's not like he's gaining any new support.

  • Reply Fix Bayonets February 22, 2020 at 6:58 am

    This guy is a tool. You really think trump is anti immigration? The numbers and rhetoric tell a different story. He made noise about illegals for a while but that was it. Trump, just like every joo controlled politician, only cares about the economy. I’m so sick of hearing we need brown people to come save us helpless white people. People who think like this guy are the problem. Here’s a novel take, I hope our economy and society crash so hard people will be scrambling to leave this country.

  • Reply Ulf Åman February 22, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    they took er jobs

  • Reply Will C February 22, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Having just come a channel about brexit, I see that the same contradictions exist in both the UK and US in relation to immigration.

  • Reply Hilma Allen February 22, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Well if your a-hole administration think that British people would be willing too go to the USA to do work that your citizens do not want to do, boy is he barking up the wrong tree and living in cloud cuckoo land. They can stay here in the UK and have free healthcare, which no one has to be in work to get. Yes it’s gotten hard for people out of work here to live with the new universal credit State benefits system. However they are still better off than a lot of USA citizens that are working, but cannot afford rent so they’re living in their cars much less been able to afford healthcare.

  • Reply R0ckStarz1 February 22, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Why cause no ones working the shit jobs huh come on America thought immigrants are taking all the jobs why don’t y’all wanna work now lmfao

  • Reply Will C February 22, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    I think he should just be honest and say 'we want immigrants provided they're tall, blonde haired blue eyed protestants and already wealthy. 😁

  • Reply Grumpy Grunt February 22, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Is it just me, or does this entire administration look a lot like the band of criminals in "Blazing Saddles"? 🤔#WeDontNeedNoStinkingBadges

  • Reply Richard O'Grady February 22, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    This sounds like a repeat of what is happening here the UK. Brexit is all about stopping immigrants, but in the future we will need immigrants for low power jobs.

  • Reply Lord Raiden February 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    To be fair…..

    He did up the guest work visas for Mara lago

  • Reply BETTY TAYLOR February 22, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Precisely. What he really means is that he needs more immigrants to wash dishes in restaurants, pick potatoes and vegetables in fields, and take care of children for the wealthy. In 2014 the state of Alabama alone lost over 40 MILLION dollars in unpicked tomatoes. Back breaking work that ONLY immigrants will perform. AND, under the OBAMA administration.
    LIVE AND LEARN! !!!
    Probably far too much to expect of US Americans.

  • Reply lindsay hunter February 22, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    comment

  • Reply Matthew Mongoo February 22, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Last 4yrs ? Trump hasn't been in office for that long , sounds like he also admitted that Trump's economy is kicking on from Obama's , anonymous maybe ?

  • Reply James Mullen February 22, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Desperate for rich immigrants, more like. They don't want the poor ones.

  • Reply Joe Bitgood February 22, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    The Republican die-hard trumper's forever will flip in a heartbeat when the price of a single strawberry is $4 these migrant workers do the work at most Americans think they are too good to be asked to do our Farms are mostly owned by major corporations they want the slave labor force that way they don't have to pay a decent wage and take care of the workers just maximizing profits these are hard-working good people I grew up in San Diego I know these people well these people were just fine and dandy in Trump's book before he was elected was in the public eye he use them for years and abused them for years at his golf courses and his construction sites Republican Senators and congressmen are responsible for everything Trump has done since they acquitted him they can't hide from it they can't run from it they can't wash your hands of it no matter how hard they try everybody needs to remember this when we go to vote please everybody register to vote and vote

  • Reply North Guy February 22, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    How in the world is this possible, they have trained there cult to think everyone is a Muslim out to get them.

  • Reply Dan Cardoza February 22, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    The only one desperate is Mulvaney, he keeps whore ing himself to trump like its in his blood.

  • Reply E Krenz February 22, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Hahahahahahahaha

  • Reply Nightstone February 22, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Here in Washington State, our local farmers have been struggling to find seasonal workers for the past 3 years! I can only imagine how many more local farms in our great nation are struggling. This is a disgrace!

  • Reply tremer 2009 February 22, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks The Ring of Fire.😊 i've done produce collection and it's no fun? Tone down Y'All's Title bec you're never that relatively speaking?😁

  • Reply marguerite s February 22, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Why would First world european countries come to a shithole like the united estan

  • Reply michael straughn February 22, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Trump is a fraud. The American economy has always been dependant on CHEAP & FREE Labor.
    Those incarcerated are even included in this agenda.

  • Reply Nightstone February 22, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    By the way, the Trump Base, where do they live? Do they have local farmers in their state? Do they follow their local news on this matter? Do they have an overabundant amount of legal immigrant workers they could spare?

  • Reply Steve Thetford February 22, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Only democrats need immigrants to swing their votes, otherwise they would be shutting them out, they need all the votes they can get legally or illegally cause they know they can't win otherwise

  • Reply Sitchinite420 February 22, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    May want Trump to stop calling them murdering thieving rapists then.

  • Reply judd442009 February 22, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Micky is desperate to be fired from the most corrupt administration in US history. He knows his career is dead post-Trump. He will admit the "quid pro quo" with the flip comment "to get over it." Now he is willing to flaunt the need for immigrants despite Orangutan Man's hate speech about immigration. Poor Micky–he will leave the clutches of Trumpism only after Orangutan Man is flushed down the toilet with the other fecal matter in the White House.

  • Reply Debate Me! February 22, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    This is an interesting story and all but how do we know what he actually said in a private meeting? What is the source? What if I told you I was in the private meeting on esaid death to America? Would you report on that to? With people just accept it as true? Is it any different than all those fake clouds try again secret server and it was Ukraine not Russia with no proof behind it? Are we okay with spreading stories without sources and without proof as long as it supports our narrative but we don't like it when the Trump supporters do the same thing? Is that what we're doing?

  • Reply Debate Me! February 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Also as far as him supporting what is base wants that's what he supposed to do right? His base elected him to do their bidding that's the way democracy works. So if you disagree with this base and you are in greater numbers than his base then it is up to you to push your representative to do what you want the same way that the Trump base is pushing for what they want. Everyone is talking about everything else except for the responsibility of the American people in what's happening. What is our involvement in this? What is our park? To the can't be just voting cuz if it's voting then voting is pointless because if all we can do is vote then when we elect people they don't have to do anything because until the next election does nothing we can do right? Boring is one of the smallest things that we can do. What's more important is actively engaging with a process. Pushing for what's right and pushing our government to do what we want because they ultimately work for us. Sitting back and watching it like a TV show on commenting on it? That's not democracy. That's enabling

  • Reply Kitty S. February 22, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    They are all in cages

  • Reply Travis Gregory February 22, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Hiring problems not employee problems. Enforce hiring laws. Jail the owners down at the concentration camps on the border.

  • Reply Errol 0007 February 22, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    I've zero intention of visiting the US under the current openly racist administration.

  • Reply Alvin Holmes February 22, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Yes white non colored people is what they mean dont be dumb folks.

  • Reply oldschoolfunkster1 February 22, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    He meant "white immigrants". I'm pretty, pretty sure he wouldn't be saying that on a Mexican conference.

  • Reply URHO KEKKONEN February 22, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    #45 PLAYING TIC-TAC-TOE AT THE WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP.😎👍

  • Reply Shirley Brown February 22, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    The trump administration is almost filled with looney tunes. Especially mr (get over it) . Miller is done.

  • Reply Ben Franklin February 22, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Hell I thought Mick Mulvaney had already died, oh well he might as well go shoot himself because nobody listens to him ever since he rammed his head straight up trumps ass…….

  • Reply leslie heyward February 22, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    RACIST MF this is what these RUMPSTERS are about..CULT…

  • Reply Paul Large February 22, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Welcome to Trump World. Believe me, you’re welcome to it…

  • Reply None Ya February 22, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Wonder how all these bigots supporting and perpetrating Donald Trump’s racist administration are going to support their families after Trump is out of the white house.

  • Reply eyePERTURE February 22, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    reminds me “parasite”

  • Reply Dee J February 22, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Thing is the one's they want don't want to come to this "shit hole" country, see how Norway picks fruits and vegetables, these mfs are idiots real life bafoonery

  • Reply MELVIN Pender February 22, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    He wants more immigrants not black and brown immigrants he wants white immigrants America needs more white people in it go figure are these white people going to get out and into your fields and pick your vegetables working your meat processing plants no they are not Donald Trump Mick Mulvaney and the whole crew a bunch of line ass Crooks

  • Reply Jayne Berkley February 22, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Of course it does, I’ve been waiting for shortages of food that they pick, it’s funny I’m sorry ,but be careful what you wish for, trouble is Trump doesn’t get it Da!

  • Reply Uncharted February 22, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    can you address the counter argument: "Americans would do the jobs if they were paid fairly?". Is this not true?

  • Reply Mohit Gadre February 22, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    More immigrants. Less Trump administration

  • Reply Alex Rodriguez February 22, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Americans are too dumb to realize how much better the standard of living is in other countries. When you look at the human development index, which measures many quality of life factors, Norway is the #1 country, and if you look at U.S. states only Connecticut and Massachusetts are on par with Norway. Most U.S. states are on par with eastern European and African countries in terms of quality of life. That's pretty sad.

  • Reply Sandy Taylor February 22, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Unless you are native American, you are all immigrants.

  • Reply Angry Bushnell February 22, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Immigrants "of a certain type"……

  • Reply Patty Cakes February 22, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    When I heard that I almost fell over in my chair. This group is really smoking more than weed. I think they are rolling up Trump's shit and smoking it.

  • Reply Just Me February 22, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Mr. Mulvaney is hearing from the ultra-rich who are watching their low-cost-labor-pool emptying before their very eyes.

  • Reply Ben Rain J February 22, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    How about immigrants from Russia Germany, Indie England France to pick our vegetables digging ditches washing cars changing bedpans baby boomer. P.S Will, I get an amen.

  • Reply Carol Davis February 22, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Um, cheap labor force versus lazy Americans on welfare unwilling to work in the fields and food processing plants under poor conditions. These workers pay taxes and can't use the social aid or social society benefits they paid into. Meanwhile the republicans took money from social security to pay for their illegal wars.
    Who is going to repair the damage caused in this country because of climate change, fires and flooding?

  • Reply Valita Demarice Delacouvrier February 22, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Drumpf wants to be president-for-life like China’s President Xi …

    www.bbc.com › news › world-asia-china-43361276
    Mar 11, 2018 – China has approved the removal of the two-term limit on the presidency, effectively allowing Xi Jinping to remain in power for life.

  • Reply len thomas February 22, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Hi didle didle the cat played with his Fiddle

    And the Cow lap jumped the Moon head

    We all laughed to see such fun

    While then the dog dug a hole with a Spoon

    A lie gets halfway around the world before Truth gets out of bed.

  • Reply Maureen Whyte February 23, 2020 at 12:39 am

    Every time he opens his mouth his shit comes out

  • Reply Dak Lamerbusch February 23, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Legal asylum seekers contribute to our economy. You know who doesn't? donny and his billionaire buddies. They steal OUR tax payer money so they can pay off children they raped, buy more yachts, and in the case of donny, hold more hugbox rallies.

  • Reply Gerald Galbo February 23, 2020 at 1:19 am

    It's more like some people want an outrageous paycheck, and they think its beneath them

  • Reply Gary Cox February 23, 2020 at 2:14 am

    Enough with the lies, enough with endless war, enough with corporate socialism. #Bernie2020 #FeelTheBern #NotMeUs

  • Reply Kathy Eubanks February 23, 2020 at 3:55 am

    So, now that they’ve just about bled us dry, they want more immigrants, uh, er, taxpayers?

  • Reply Gerda White February 23, 2020 at 5:39 am

    Trump* is a bloody moron. Moron's don't get any smarter. My little brother is a 52 year old moron and he's almost as bright as a 15 year old. He knows EVERYTHING, yet nothing at all. Guess what I call him…?

  • Reply Semper verum February 23, 2020 at 8:32 am

    That's why they are recruting at leading Dutch universities like Delft and Wageningen, but not
    many takers, if you're interested in R+D you may just as well stay in Europe now.

  • Reply Dennis Young February 23, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Yes, the right kind of Immigrants – white, skilled, adequate funds, heavily indoctrinated, able-bodied, white, etc…

    Yes, I used white twice. That's really important in Drumpfistan.

  • Reply Nathalie M.L. Römer February 23, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    What Mick Mulvaney SEEMS to infer from how I interpret the comment coming from someone like him is… that the Trump administration doesn't want so much as immigrants but slave labour. If they force people to work in the USA without offering them a path to citizenship AND by forcing extreme low wages on them or whatever that's akin to having a bunch of people as slaves… well, almost. I'm just speculating this…

  • Reply Grinning Momma February 23, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Mulvaney is referring to white immigrants only.

  • Reply Richard Conner February 23, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    ANOTHER VOTE CATCHING STATEMENT…HISPANICS.
    TRUMP WONT BE HAPPY UNTIL EVERY AMERICAN IS A CAUCASIAN.

  • Reply xxxRadarxxx February 23, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Anti BROWN immigrants, not white.

  • Reply Tia's Tips February 23, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    As long as their white Republicans don’t care but they are not going to pick your damn fruit. Keep cutting your nose to spite your face🤦🏼‍♀️

  • Reply Caroline Adjei February 24, 2020 at 1:33 am

    I Think Mr M. Cannot lie that is why he was blocked from testifying

  • Reply Ariel Briceño February 24, 2020 at 1:38 am

    As everyone here has been right, they are talking about "white immigrants"; this administration would never go to Latin American countries and make such a statement, because many brown immigrants would like to come and dirty the country.

  • Reply Lex K February 24, 2020 at 5:05 am

    Basically what Mick Mulvaney meant was "more white immigrants" to America were desperately needed. Preferably from Russia. There, fixed it.

  • Reply Alfredo Verduzco February 24, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    IDIOT'S they don't want us but need's us instead of talking shit you should have American's not immigrants do the work I have never seen a Mexican go to a restaurant & pull a gun out & say I'm here to steal your job as a dishwasher 🖕🤔.

  • Reply PhantomCard February 25, 2020 at 2:02 am

    They bit off more than they could chew good.

  • Reply Annie February 26, 2020 at 9:39 am

    We're desperate to get this administration of Trump's OUT in November!

  • Reply Barney Potter February 26, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    No shit !!! People are getting tired of working with a skeleton crew .thank you dumb ass TRUMP SUPPORTERS

  • Reply Basketball Gym February 27, 2020 at 1:43 am

    No ID no vote

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