The White House Hosted An ICE Event But Everyone Is Talking About Trump’s ‘Perfect English’ Comment

The White House held a special event this week in honor of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and their agents. President Donald Trump was there as was Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Homeland Security is Kirstjen Nielsen. The event included a panel that discussed what ICE is about and the type of the work they do, which served as a way to dispel the notion that ICE only detains undocumented immigrants. All the attention, however, is being given to one agent who was introduced by President Trump as speaking “perfect English.”

President Trump and other high ranking government officials wanted to celebrate the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in a special ceremony.

Twitter/@annalectaYet, things didn’t quite go as planned for the event. Several people on social media pointed out that Trump kept referring to the Customs and Border Protection as “CBC” and not its correct acronym which is CBP even though it’s on the teleprompter.

Present Trump then asked one Latino agent up to the stage and jokingly asked if he was nervous. Trump also prefaced the introduction by making it clear that he speaks English.

The agent’s name is Adrian Anzaldua and he was being honored for stopping a smuggler who had 78 undocumented immigrants in a truck.

Trump did not make any attempt to pronounce the agents last name when calling him to the stage.

According to KSAT, on Aug. 11 Anzaluda made the stop in Laredo, Texas. He pulled over a refrigerated tractor-trailer and in the locked trailer were 78 people from various countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil, Ecuador, India and the Dominican Republic.

Anzaluda didn’t make mention to Trump’s comments when speaking to the audience.

Instead, the agent spoke about what happened on the day he discovered 78 undocumented immigrants in the back of a tractor trailer. According to Anzaluda, the truck skipped a mandatory checkpoint which prompted him to pull the truck over and conduct a search.

Trump then shook his hand and said that Anzaluda had done a good job, and that the following day Anzaluda would probably “run for office.”

People on social media were astounded that Trump would comment on the agent’s language skills just because he’s Latino.

Some Twitter users pointed out that he is an American so the comment was unnecessary.

Some people were quick to make jokes about the president’s command of English.

Trump has a well-documented history of Twitter typos and incorrectly used words.

But, the actual surprise of the comment is not really there for most people.

Omarosa made news recently for admitting that she recorded conversations in the White House that will reveal racist language and inappropriate conduct. However, a lot of people following the Trump residency don’t feel the need to listen to the tapes.

So many people are tying this to the long-running narrative of the Trump administration.

The transcripts from the speech shows President Trump spending more time making jokes than highlighting Anzaluda’s career.

Of course, the comment is all the more bizarre if you consider how many Latinos speak English.

In fact, there has been a drop in Latinos speaking Spanish at home.

Instead of these events, the American people want a real, honest press conference.

So, let’s hope that at some point, now that Paul Manafort has been found guilty and Michael Cohen took a plea deal, we will finally start getting answers.

READ: The Dangerous Way Trump Wants To Deal With Undocumented Immigrants And Their Children

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