We think it's more than fair to say that venal New York City-based contractor is getting tons of attention for his aggressive stance on immigration. But while tons of attention is good, megatons of attention are way better so El Donaldo is using his walls and rhetoric to drum up a beef with some people that he knows will get him all the coverage.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump singled out a new enemy in his immigration reform plan: Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
This is Trump, you thought he was going to aim lower than The Zuck?
Mr. Trump’s immigration platform, released Sunday, calls for a curbing of the work visa program that has brought thousands of foreign engineers to Silicon Valley. Mr. Zuckerberg is part of a group of Silicon Valley executives that is lobbying for more work permits.
But while these seems like basic Trump trolling, there's actually a very beautiful little twist to it...
Mr. Trump, the GOP frontrunner, is proposing an increase in the amount paid to H-1B workers, potentially making hiring foreigners less attractive to employers. He also demands that job vacancies are offered to unemployed Americans first before they can be filled with foreigners. Mr. Trump linked immigration reform to more diversity in tech – a pressing issue for companies such as Facebook.
“This will improve the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program,” the plan says. “Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities.”
Remember when Trump said that he would "Great for women" and that "Hispanics love him"? Well, this is what he meant.
In fact, Trump is so open-minded and inclusive that he's going to teach an abject lesson in diversity to those tech bros who just can't seem to do it on their own.
(Also a deftly-aimed middle finger for the Techie Republican, Marco Rubio.)
So pull up that hoodie nice and tight, Zuckerberg. President Trump has his eye on you and if you're not careful it might be you paying for that wall and he is going to make that sh!t fancy.