It is almost unfair that President Donald Trump would use the Democrat’s own words about illegal immigration to make his point, but he did anyway. What this really points to is how the Democrats position on any subject sways back and forth with the political winds of change. IN this case, he uses the words of former President Barack Obama in a tweet about illegal immigrants. President Obama’s position was clearly stated to be against it not too long ago. Read on, please.
As Written and Reported By Lukas Mikelionis for Fox News:
President Trump used his predecessor’s own words against him when he quoted President Obama’s forceful 2005 opposition to illegal immigration, but he could have cherry-picked an old quote from any number of top Democrats on the controversial subject.
On Tuesday, Trump tweeted a 2005 video in which then Senator Obama made a statement against illegal immigration, accompanied by the comment “I agree with President Obama 100%”.
“We are a generous and welcoming people here in the United States,” Obama said in the 31-second clip. “But those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law.”
He added: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants into this country.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2018
Trump could also have opted to share Obama’s 2013 State of the Union’s address where he promised to put illegal immigrants “to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally.”
“Real reform means strong border security, and we can build on the progress my administration has already made — putting more boots on the Southern border than at any time in our history and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years,” Obama said.
“Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship — a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning English, and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here….
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