Trump took no responsibility for the image of a father and daughter who drowned at the border and instead blamed Democrats for his own immigration policies.
Trump blames Democrats for the image of a father and daughter drowned at the border
Trump told reporters as he was leaving the White House:
Well, that’s like I’ve been saying if they fixed the laws you wouldn’t have that. People are coming up, running through the Rio Grande, it can be a rough river of sorts. I mean, there are times when going across the Rio Grande is very, very dangerous, depending on the time of year and the conditions and the rapidity of the water. We know that. We have many, many guards there, but people go through the guards. If we had the right laws that the Democrats are not letting us have, those people, they wouldn’t be coming up. They wouldn’t be trying. We’re building the wall, it’s under construction, it’s a lot of it is under construction. We will have over 400 miles next year by the end of the year, but it’s very important.
They can change it very easily so people don’t come up and people won’t get killed. Women are being raped on the journey up. You have these caravans. Women are being raped. One of the terrible things, children are actually being brought into slavedom. If you look at what’s happening, the cartels and the coyotes they’re getting rich because the Democrats refuse to change the loopholes. They refuse to change the law in one hour we could have it done. They want to have open borders and open borders mean crime and open borders mean people drowning in the rivers and it’s a very dangerous thing.
Trump took no responsibility for the image of a father and daughter who drowned at the border and instead blamed Democrats for his own immigration policies.https://t.co/mpZOqqESJE pic.twitter.com/NRZvRpOq6j
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The deaths and abuse migrants are all Trump’s fault
Everything that Donald Trump said was a lie. Trump’s immigration policy of closing the legal points of entry has led to migrants taking more risks to enter the country. The deaths, illnesses, and abuse that is happening to children are all on the hands of Trump. Democrats don’t “open borders.” Democrats want a sensible immigration policy that isn’t child abuse. Democrats believe in a legal path to citizenship for immigrants.
Trump’s attempted blaming of Democrats was pathetic.
The wall isn’t being built. Trump’s immigration policy is a failure, and his lies about the threat posed by immigration can’t justify the deaths on the border.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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