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Washington Post Runs Anti-Immigration Column From Former Trump Aide That Botches Key Fact

Never underestimate the importance of an “and” versus an “or.”

President Donald Trump‘s former National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in which he argued that citizenship shouldn’t be a birthright. But he and his editors appear to have overlooked (or purposely misstated) an important distinction.

As Bloomberg columnist Justin Fox pointed out, the insertion of an “or” in a quote in which an “and” is implied leads the reader to believe that the framers of the 14th Amendment intended more restrictions on citizenship than they actually did.

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