(CNN) -- Just when you thought he couldn't go any lower, he did.
The "he" here is President Donald Trump. And what he did was pressure Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to take undocumented immigrants detained trying to enter the country and bus them to sanctuary cities located in the congressional districts of prominent Democratic members of Congress including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California). (Nielsen was removed from her post on Sunday, the first of a broader purge within DHS executed by Trump over the past five days.)
The cynicism here is towering. Trump -- and top aide Stephen Miller -- pushed this idea on two occasions under the belief that if they could put undocumented immigrants in the backyards, quite literally, of opponents of the administration's hard-line immigration plans that they would change some minds among those opponents. Or at the very least, make their lives harder.
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