Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., just got very bad news – and it happened on CNN of all places.
The liberal news network shared a video Wednesday of former President Barack Obama warning illegal immigrants “not to come” to the U.S. border – and what he said about migrant children next is smoking gun proof that Democrats, not President Donald Trump, are to blame for the border crisis.
Illegal immigration numbers have soared in 2019, in part because of the United States’ economic boom. Throughout the year, illegal migrants have flooded the border in unprecedented numbers.
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The U.S. border patrol is overwhelmed, and it has caused a humanitarian crisis on the border. Ocasio-Cortez and her political allies are blaming Trump.
But they’re lying, says CNN.
“I just want to remind people, under President Trump, the Democrats don’t like anything he’s said about immigration,” CNN’s John King said on his program. “Many in his own party don’t agree with him on immigration.”
“But this particular issue is not new. I just want to go back… this is an interview from 2014 with the then-Democratic president of the United States,” King explained. “There are some Democrats that come to the table and say Trump created this crisis, this is all about Trump.”
The problem “may be escalated under Trump – the numbers are certainly higher under Trump – but this has been a problem that the United States government has been trying to figure out a solution to for a very long time,” King said.
Then, King gestures to his producers to roll a clip of an Obama interview from 2014 on ABC News – and what Obama says completely destroys Ocasio-Cortez.
“The problem is that, under current law, once those kids come across the border there’s a system. We’re supposed to process them, take care of them, until we can send them back.”
“Is your message, ‘Don’t come’?” ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asks Obama.
“Yes. Our message is: Don’t send your children, unaccompanied, on trains or through a bunch of smugglers. That is our direct message to families in Central America.”
“Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back.”
In other words, Obama tells ABC News that the “direct message” of the Democrats to would-be illegal immigrants is simple: Don’t come.
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And if they do come, their children will be separated, processed, and deported.
Back in January, the Trump administration warned Congress about this exact scenario. Trump fought tooth-and-nail for funding to help remedy the border crisis.
Democrats refused to negotiate with Republican demands, and called the overcrowded border a “manufactured crisis.”
Now, these same Democrats are pretending to be shocked that the system is overwhelmed — and Ocasio-Cortez even went so far as to claim Trump is running concentration camps.
But these are flat-out lies – and even CNN is admitting it!
“This current issue has been unresolved … for 20-plus years,” CNN’s King says.
The border patrol can’t possibly process the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants flooding the U.S. southern border.
The system is overwhelmed, and it’s causing children to suffer.
Rather than work with Trump, Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez are using the suffering of children as cheap political props.
And their lies have become so bad, even CNN is calling them out.
Watch the video here —
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