Team Walker Fails Math And History In One Tweet

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May 13, 2015 3:10 p.m.
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s team made a small miscalculation on Wednesday in a tweet commemorating the arrival of the first settlers to Jamestown in 1607.

The settlers arrived 408 years ago, which Walker’s team corrected in a later tweet.

The tweet commemorating the nation’s first immigrants has earned criticism on Twitter, as the governor has opposed a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

In March, Walker said that he doesn’t “believe in amnesty.” And in April, he seemed to want to limit legal immigration to the U.S.

“In terms of legal immigration, how we need to approach that going forward is saying, we will make adjustments,” Walker said last month. “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.”

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