In attempting to make a dramatic slam on President Trump on Saturday, 2020 Democrat and Starbucks Martyr Eric Swalwell stayed to true to form and self-owned instead, when he presumed that being Hispanic means not being from the United States.
"If you're Hispanic," he began the tweet, asserting a very broad demographic category, then there's "nothing" that Trump "won't do to to break up your family, cage your children, or erase your existence with a weaponized census."
Swalwell is referring to the controversial effort by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The premise of his Tweet is that the question of being a citizen is somehow detrimental to anyone of Hispanic descent or identity, seemingly precluding the possibility of being Hispanic and a citizen, whether born here or naturalized.
If you’re Hispanic, there’s nothing @realDonaldTrump wont do to break up your family, cage your children, or erase… https://t.co/79uxa9ecMF— Eric Swalwell (@Eric Swalwell)1561213118.0
He's talking about being detained and deported, and he expressly specifies the census, showing his cognizance that he is referring to all who are Hispanic within our borders.
For the record, Rep. Swalwell, people who are Hispanic can be born here, can have become citizens at some point since coming here, can be currently pursuing citizenship, or can be here legally or illegally in a variety of ways. Including, we feel necessary to repeat, by being from here.
We're kind of surprised you didn't know that, frankly. So were a lot of other people on Twitter.
*pssssst* Not all Hispanics are immigrants. Not all Hispanics who are immigrants are in the US illegally. 🤗 https://t.co/umRWzOoJLo— Lauren Chen (@Lauren Chen)1561230946.0
Apparently Eric thinks every Hispanic person is breaking immigration law. https://t.co/9vBSR1ZHdB— Inez Stepman (@Inez Stepman)1561234968.0
Is there a single thing that’s true about this tweet? Are all Hispanics illegal immigrants? Wouldn’t Trump prefer… https://t.co/tpm3MKB5dt— Vince Coglianese (@Vince Coglianese)1561217068.0
Our personal favorite was from RedState Editor-at-Large Kira Davis, who questions the very existence of Swalwell.. at least as far as social media is concerned.
I'm remain convinced that the Swalwell twitter is a bot account. https://t.co/W4q06Zq3xX— Kira (@Kira)1561222429.0