Far-left celebrity Cher has been jokingly welcomed to the Republican Party after questioning California's priorities with regard to immigration while the state struggles with homelessness among its own citizens.
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On Sunday, the singer tweeted, "I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants, but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN. WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+ Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS. PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE, & HUNGRY? If My State Can't Take Care of Its Own (Many Are VETS) How Can it Take Care of More"
According to Fox News, Los Angeles has the second-highest homeless population in the country, next to New York City, and California has more homeless veterans than any other state.
Cher's argument came as a follow-up to a fit she threw Friday over President Donald Trump's confirmation that his administration was "giving strong considerations to placing illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities only."
President Trump accused sanctuary cities — particularly in California, where there is a state law protecting such policies — of balking at the prospect of having illegal immigrants released into their safe harbors by the administration.
Several Twitter users pointed out Cher's apparent change in heart from 2017, when she urged Americans to provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants "in their home and protect them," promising she "will do the same."
Others took the opportunity to joke about Cher's new-found conservative stance on the issue of immigration, with Donald Trump Jr. saying on Instagram, "Welcome to the Republican Party Cher!"
The Daily Wire's Ben Shapiro noted, "Wow. Trump made Cher into a Republican," while fellow conservative pundit Michael Knowles declared, "I'll never forget where I was and what I was doing the moment @Cher became a Republican."