Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
First Lady Melania Trump’s immigration attorney Michael Wildes denounced President Donald Trump’s policies Thursday on MSNBC, a stance he said could cost him his job.
He praised the first lady for her trip to the border earlier in the day, saying that she is pushing her husband to have more compassion in his immigration policies.
“I’m saying this as an attorney who’s argued very strenuously against the president’s policies, whether it was the Muslim ban or now the children in crisis at the border,” Wildes, a Democrat, said.
“So we have to make sure that as we try to shore up our border and protect our homeland that we don’t forget that golden doors, as the book is titled that I wrote, that they are hinged open and they are vetting people thoroughly,” he added. “Those can both be done and we don’t have to separate parents from children.”
“I’m surprised that as somebody how works — who is employed by Melania Trump, by the Trump family is, able to speak so freely against the president’s policies,” said host Kasie Hunt.
“Me, too,” Wildes said. “I could be fired but you want to know something? I represented the president for the last 15 years on many of his immigration matters, Miss Universe matters. I am a proud American. I’m also a Jew who does not like the visual I have been witnesses in the last few days.”
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The Trump family immigration attorney speaks out: “I am a proud American. I’m also a Jew who does not like the visual I have been witnesses in the last few days.” pic.twitter.com/LkGooni7Mv
— AlterNet (@AlterNet) June 21, 2018
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