Scott Walker’s team had a bit of a problem with basic mathematics on Wednesday, when they took to Twitter to celebrate the arrival of the first settlers at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607.
The figure they wanted was 408 years ago, but what’s a difference of 97 years? It’s not like Walker has been very good with numbers anyway.
The Walker team later corrected their mistake in another tweet:
There’s an extra level of irony at work here, as well. In March, Walker noted that he didn’t “believe in amnesty,” and in April, he implied that he wanted to limit immigration to the United States:
In terms of legal immigration, how we need to approach that going forward is saying, we will make adjustments. The next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages, because the more I’ve talked to folks —— I’ve talked to Senator Sessions and others out there, but it is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today — is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages, and we need to have that be at the forefront of our discussion going forward.
Yet, he has no problem celebrating the first undocumented immigrants to America. So perhaps numbers are the least of Scott Walker’s worries.
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