Out celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has
said that he agrees with President Donald Trump on ending birthright
The president has said that he believes
he can end the policy found in the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S.
Constitution with an executive order.
“It was always told to me that you
needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don't. I can do
it just with an executive order,” Trump told AXIOS.
“I don't agree with Donald Trump on
many things,” Hilton tweeted on Tuesday, “but I DO think that if
a child is born in America to parents who are here illegally that
they should not be granted automatic citizenship. And I say this as
a liberal and Latina!”
Response on Twitter was swift.
“it's nice to be reminded every once
in a while that Perez Hilton is horrible,” one user wrote.
“Personally, I'd been waiting to
decide how I felt about the issue until Perez Hilton weighed in,”
another person tweeted. “I kept asking myself, but what does Perez
Hilton think about all this?”
When asked in a tweet, “Then, you're
just in favor of not giving children a legal identity, rights &
protections that a citizenship grants, children, to discourage
parents to travel all the way to the US?” Hilton responded:
One user noted that Trump's rhetoric
matters because it shapes “how Americans outside of politics
understand” the issue.
After receiving an avalanche of
disapproval on social media, Hilton defended himself in a short
“Going forward, I would like a
policy, or policies, that will discourage illegal immigration,”
said. “I am not of the school of thought that I have to
disagree with everything that Donald Trump says just because I think
he is a piece of poop and I hate him.”
Writing at REMEZCLA, blogger Yara Simon
pointed out that Hilton is the son of Cuban immigrants.
“Hilton, who was born in Miami,
speaks from a position of privilege. If birthright citizenship had
not existed at the time of his birth, he likely would have been OK,
but it's because his family had a protection that many others
wrote, referring to the now terminated wet-foot, dry-foot policy.