President Donald Trump slammed Democrats on Wednesday for not helping to address the crux of the problem with the crisis on the southern border and suggested that Democratic lawmakers were lying about what they saw during their visit to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility this week.
“Our Border Patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors or nurses. The Democrats bad Immigration Laws, which could be easily fixed, are the problem. Great job by Border Patrol, above and beyond,” Trump tweeted. “Many of these illegals aliens are living far better now than where they came from, and in far safer conditions. No matter how good things actually look, even if perfect, the Democrat visitors will act shocked & aghast at how terrible things are. Just Pols. If they really want to fix them, change the Immigration Laws and Loopholes. So easy to do!”
Trump added: “Now, if you really want to fix the Crisis at the Southern Border, both humanitarian and otherwise, tell migrants not to come into our country unless they are willing to do so legally, and hopefully through a system based on Merit. This way we have no problems at all!”
Trump continued: “Mexico is doing a far better job than the Democrats on the Border. Thank you Mexico!”
“If Illegal Immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detentions centers, just tell them not to come,” Trump added. “All problems solved!”
Trump’s comments come after socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made salacious claims, without evidence, that CBP officials told detained women to drink from the toilet if they were thirsty while Ocasio-Cortez was present.
Ocasio-Cortez made numerous other salacious claims which were widely dismissed as being false and dishonest.
During a Fox News interview on Tuesday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said that Ocasio-Cortez’s recent claims show that she is “getting bolder with her lies.”
“People like AOC are operating off of a false premise and deliberately designed to misinform the American people for her own political ends,” Crenshaw said. “Remember, first there was no crisis at all. Then it was a manufactured crisis. Then it was a crisis completely created by Trump. Then there were concentration camps. Then people are Nazis.”
“Now she is saying that Border Patrol agents harassed her and forced migrants to drink out of toilets? This is insanity. This is not true,” Crenshaw continued. “There is no one else corroborating these kinds of reports and yet she is using it to try and make her case that we shouldn’t have any enforcement and that we should have open borders. This is really dishonest behavior from a member of Congress and I honestly can’t believe it.”
“Let’s not forget, they fought us tooth and nail against that $4.5 million of humanitarian aid that the president needed, that DHS needed, that HHS needed, in order to better conditions at these facilities,” Crenshaw continued. “They fought us for months on this. They said there was no crisis. We asked for a vote in the House 17 times. They refused to do it. … AOC talks about these things, I don’t see them offering up any space in their own homes. They are not offering a better solution. They are not saying, ‘why don’t we put them all up at a hotel.'”
“What they really want is no enforcement, this is the crux of it. They don’t talk about what the actual problem is which is tens of thousands of people coming across and overwhelming our system,” Crenshaw concluded. “And then they have to answer the question, should we have a system at all? And they say no. Well what is the point of even having a border? Why even have custom agents at airports if we are not going to enforce any kind of management over who comes in and out of our country? They don’t want to answer these tough questions because in the end they want open borders.”