Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
While many of us appreciate the fine line that doctors, nurses and scientists must walk in trying to get reliable information out to the public while simultaneously avoiding the wrath of Donald Trump, few appreciate the fine line that Trump must walk in trying to appease the various factions of his base. For example, in suspending immigration, Trump gains the support of one sector of his base, the white nationalists, while other sectors, business and the 1%, do not embrace that policy. Pity poor Trump, trying to appeal to both the everyday working schmuck and the ultra-wealthy at the same time.
While blocking immigration appeals to some of Trump's base, just imagine the hardships the rich will face if Trump successfully limits immigration. Businesses may have to pay their workers a living wage with benefits like health insurance and paid leave time, and the rich will suddenly be faced with the challenge of mowing their own lawns, cooking their own meals and raising their own children.