President Obama’s latest feedback about border safety, which have been edited out of an interview with ABC News, quantity to a public warning to his former operating mate about the long run results of the disaster on the border underneath his watch, the panel on “The Five” mentioned Tuesday.
“Immigration is tough. It always has been because, on the one hand, I think we are naturally a people that wants to help others. And we see tragedy and hardship and families that are desperately trying to get here so that their kids are safe, and they’re in some cases fleeing violence or catastrophe,” Obama instructed ABC’s Robin Roberts.
“At the same time, we’re a nation-state. We have borders. The idea that we can just have open borders is something that … as a practical matter, is unsustainable,” he added.
When requested by Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich whether or not Biden agrees with Obama that open borders are unsustainable, White House press secretary Jennifer Psaki replied that “[The U.S.] does not have open borders – so he agrees.”
In response, “The Five”‘s Jesse Watters stated Obama’s remarks to Roberts needs to be interpreted as a “public warning [for] Joe Biden that this is a huge problem.”
“[Obama] is a smart guy, politically – he won reelection – He knows an open border can wound a sitting president.”
Watters added that Obama additionally is aware of firsthand how a disastrous disaster like that on the Mexican border, mixed with inflation, excessive petroleum costs and “messing around with people’s health care” can result in a president dropping his Congressional majority rapidly.
Obama famously acknowledged the “shellacking” his Democrats took within the 2010 midterms – when Republicans with the assistance of the populist Tea Party gave Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the speakership – amid those self same points.
“Is Joe Biden going to listen? Obviously not,” Watters added, calling the president a “slash-and-burn divider” who just isn’t the identical candidate he “sold” the American folks final 12 months.
In addition, panelist former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., D-Tenn., added that he agrees with Obama’s tackle safe borders.
Ford stated Biden’s homeland safety chief Alejandro Mayorkas “seems like a nice guy [and] decent American” however is within the unsuitable job.
“The White House has to understand that we have a crisis at our border and he’s not managing the crisis well. In fairness, there is no policy to manage there. So the White House has to articulate and promulgate a policy,” the previous Memphis lawmaker stated.
Ford steered Democrats strongly contemplate funding a border wall, which former President Donald Trump championed – whereas including that the GOP ought to in return promise to allocate funds to rent extra federal immigration court docket judges.
Fox News’ Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report.
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