President Trump on Friday called for Republicans to hold off on immigration legislation until after the midterms and argued there is a double standard for his administration.
The president accused Democrats of sharing “phony” emotional narratives. He also argued that Obama’s policies did not receive the same criticism as his.
We must maintain a Strong Southern Border. We cannot allow our Country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections. Obama and others had the same pictures, and did nothing about it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
Mr. Trump pushed for more Republicans to be elected to tackle the immigration issue, arguing they’re needed to overcome obstruction on Capitol Hill.
Even if we get 100% Republican votes in the Senate, we need 10 Democrat votes to get a much needed Immigration Bill - & the Dems are Obstructionists who won’t give votes for political reasons & because they don’t care about Crime coming from Border! So we need to elect more R’s!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world. Right now we have the dumbest and the worst. Dems are doing nothing but Obstructing. Remember their motto, RESIST! Ours is PRODUCE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
Mr. Trump, who has called for a legislative fix repeatedly on immigration, is now suggesting Republicans wait until after the midterms.
Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
Mr. Trump accused the Democrats of blocking negotiations throughout the week.
The fight over immigration reform on Capitol Hill continues Friday. The hard-line Goodlatte bill failed Thursday afternoon, and the vote over the compromise bill is delayed until next week as Republicans work to gather votes.
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