Donald Trump’s decision to challenge birthright citizenship is earning applause from one corner: “Accidental Americans,” who would rather be unburdened of their citizenship as cheaply as possible.
As POLITICO reported in July, “Accidental Americans” — dual nationals who have U.S. citizenship but only loose ties to the country — are campaigning to be freed from increasingly onerous obligations linked to their American nationality. The group has since received the backing of French President Emmanuel Macron.
There’s always more than one side to every story. American citizenship is, to some, like flypaper: something they are just stuck with. Getting rid of it is an ordeal; no one in Washington, especially in the IRS, likes the old “love it or leave it” concept.
The idea that people in places such as Europe and Canada would have something nice to say about Donald Trump is interesting indeed.