President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to ban birthright citizenship in the United States has once again put his own family story in the spotlight.
Trump, the son and grandson of immigrants, announced last month that he would issue an executive order to nullify the long-accepted constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. The announcement has drawn rebuke and mockery from all corners.
Perhaps no political commentary could highlight the irony better than an editorial cartoon by The Daily News, showing Trump being kicked out of the country by a Native American with the thought bubble “DID NOT SEE THAT COMING.”
Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, was an immigrant from Scotland and his father, Frederick Christ Trump, was born to German immigrants. For decades, Trump denied his German roots, claiming to be of Scandinavian origin.
The president has falsely told online…