John Kelly doesn’t want unskilled immigrants. He should check his own family tree.

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14th May 2018

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A new day, a new glaring hypocrisy from the Trump administration.

Today’s scandal comes from White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly. In a new interview with NPR, Kelly complained that immigrants crossing the border weren’t good fits because they “don’t have skills” and “don’t speak English.” 

Thanks to the good humans of Twitter, we now know that’s apparently true of Kelly’s own ancestors, some of whom were unable to read or write English and would be classified as “unskilled.”  

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Monica Pattangall, who goes by the Twitter handle @Yokumbrook, first made the discovery on Ancestry.com. She shared it with Jennifer Mendelsohn, who included it in her project Resistance Genealogy. (Mendelsohn also recently tracked fellow Tomi Lahren’s ancestry, whose been known to make similar nativist statements.) Read more…

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