Trump Attacks Ryan Over Birthright Citizenship

President Trump is not happy with Paul Ryan. The House Speaker had responded to Trump’s comment that he wants to use an executive order to reinterpret the 14th Amendment and eliminate the idea of birthright citizenship. That’s not how any of this works, Ryan basically said. You have to follow the constitutional process, which would probably involve a Constitutional Amendment. But in a tweet Trump said Ryan should focus on the election, not immigration, “something he knows nothing about,” Trump wrote.

—QUOTABLE: “Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!”

—SIDE NOTE: Trump and some of his supporters believe the words “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof” that are in the 14th Amendment is essentially a loophole that would allow birthright citizenship, where a child is a U.S. citizen simply by being born on American soil, to be interpreted out of the Constitution without an amendment.