PBS: Trump official says Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans

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“Nor have we incorporated into the Union any but the Caucasian race….  I protest against the incorporation of [non Caucasian] people. Ours is the Government of the white man.” – John C. Calhoun, Speech to the Senate, January 4, 1848


 

Trump official says Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans

WASHINGTON (AP) – A top Trump administration official says that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe” and that America is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on their own two feet.”