This says it all. Now people can keep lying to themselves about how Trumps immigration policy is not racist, but lying to yourself is only a coping mechanism you are using to absolve yourselves from the fact you voted for and support a racist president and administration. Trump official: Statue of Liberty's poem is about Europeans By ZEKE MILLER and ASHLEY THOMAS Associated Press August 14, 2019 A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming "huddled masses" of immigrants to American shores, was referring to "people coming from Europe" and that the nation is looking to receive migrants "who can stand on their own two feet." The comments on Tuesday from Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, came a day after the Trump administration announced it would seek to deny green cards to migrants who seek Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance. The move, and Cuccinelli's defense, prompted an outcry from Democrats and immigration advocates who said the policy would favor wealthier immigrants and disadvantage those from poorer countries in Latin America and Africa. "This administration finally admitted what we've known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people," tweeted former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate. Trump official: Statue of Liberty's poem is about Europeans Before the excuses come, understand that only whites were allowed to be citizens in some cases until the 1950's.