Kirsters Baish| On Thursday, President Donald Trump sent out an old video on Twitter which showed then-President Barack Obama calling the issue taking place at the United States-Mexico border a “crisis.”
The Daily Caller reports:
Trump addressed the fact that he is being criticized for calling the border situation a “crisis” while talking to reporters on Thursday morning, and pointed out that the former president used the same language.
The president hammered the point again by tweeting out a video of Obama stating that there is a “humanitarian crisis on the border” from 2014.
“We now have an actual humanitarian crisis on the border that underscores the need to drop the politics and fix our immigration system once and for all,” Obama stated at the time.
Take a look:
President Obama, thank you for your great support – I have been saying this all along! pic.twitter.com/L506g9Aq4z
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2019
The Daily Caller reports, “At the time, tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children were apprehended at the southern border. According to data from the White House, 50,036 unaccompanied children were apprehended in 2018.”
President Trump is making his way to the southern border in McAllen, Texas this Thursday in order to meet with local officials. They will discuss how they can best deal with the issue of illegal immigration. The President’s trip to the border comes during the third week of the partial government shutdown. Democrats have not budged in their decision to leave no money to fund Trump’s border wall.