Behind Trump's visa thinking
If you want insight into the nationalist philosophy underpinning President Trump's visa plans like the draft executive order that's being emailed around by tech leaders, pay attention to two endorsements that received relatively little mainstream media coverage during the campaign.
On Feb. 28, the same day Jeff Sessions endorsed Trump at an Alabama rally during the primaries, Trump received two other endorsements that animated Trump's inner circle of nationalist populist allies (a group that includes Sessions, chief strategist Steve Bannon, and the influential policy adviser Stephen Miller.)
That day, Breitbart's Julia Hahn — who has now joined Bannon in the White House — wrote a story titled "Displaced Disney Workers: Shame on You Marco Rubio; We Stand With Trump."
The key excerpt:
Why it matters: When Bannon was running Breitbart, he drove his reporters to cover what he believed was rampant visa abuse. He has long believed that heartless profit-driven "globalist" CEOs are giving foreign workers a jump on American citizens. Breitbart's newsroom, in close collaboration with Sessions' office, aggressively followed this thread. Miller, a top Sessions aide, and Hahn, a reporter at the time, were an especially tight team. Now, the team is reunited in the White House. Our message to Silicon Valley: Buckle up.