Donald Trump has officially changed his position on high-paying jobs given to “highly-skilled” foreign workers instead of having companies in hotbeds like Silicon Valley higher American citizens. This is the opposite perspective of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions who endorsed him.
“I’m softening the position because we have to have talented people in this country,” Trump said.
On the surface, this would appear to be very clear grounds for Sessions to rescind his endorsement. After all, he has been the most outspoken opponent in the Senate to giving away American jobs to visa workers.
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— Immigration Subcmte (@ImmigrationGOP) February 26, 2016
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— Immigration Subcmte (@ImmigrationGOP) February 25, 2016
Unfortunately, it may not be that easy. It seems like Sessions may already have his career path set with Trump. Conservative Haven noted that “It’s conspicuous that Sessions was named as Trump’s Chairman of National Security the day of the debate before Trump made his flip-flop official. Is Sessions in line to be Trump’s Secretary of Defense?”
The only way that Sessions can justify staying with Trump after this shift to the far left is if he has already cut a deal with the GOP frontrunner for a cabinet position. Trump’s ability to make conservatives shift their perspectives may be his fastest path to getting liberals to vote for him.