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Harvard Law Professor Unloads On 'Fuxxxng Racist' Trump And 'Complicit' Supporters

Laurence Tribe calls out the president for trying to "reverse the outcome of the Civil War" and rewrite the 14th Amendment.

Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe ripped into President Donald Trump on Wednesday for saying he wanted to end birthright citizenship via executive order. 

We are looking at birthright citizenship very seriously,” Trump said. “It’s frankly ridiculous.” 

Birthright citizenship, or automatic citizenship to all born in the United States, is enshrined in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution and confirmed by an 1898 Supreme Court ruling, United States v. Wong Kim Ark

It reads in part:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.

As Tribe noted on Twitter, the 14th Amendment was a direct result of the Civil War, and was ratified to ensure citizenship to former slaves:  

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