Sarah Huckabee Sanders was provoked about Trump’s decision to cancel Obama’s DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker confronted his decision.
“The president vowed to treat DREAMers with ‘great heart,’” Welker said. “How is this treating them with ‘great heart’?”
“I think by allowing an orderly process to take place. You know, there’s a lot of people that I’ve seen attacking the president for not showing the level of compassion that they feel like he should.
To me, the most heartless thing that I’ve seen all day today is that Democrats like Nancy Pelosi are using this decision today for fundraising while the president’s trying to fix this situation. They are politicizing an issue instead of actually doing their job. If they would spend less time fundraising and more time focusing on solutions, we wouldn’t even be in this problem in the first place.”
DREAMers, supporters of DREAMers, say this is ‘coldhearted,’ ‘you’re leaving the future of 800,000 people uncertain, up in the air.’ What is your message to them?”
“It’s not coldhearted for the president to uphold the law,“ Sanders said. ”We are a nation of law and order, and the day that we start to ignore the fact that we are that, then we throw away everything that gives these people a reason to want to come to our country.”
“If we stop becoming the country that we were envisioned to be,” she continued, “then we throw away what makes us special, which makes America unique. This president’s not willing to do that. The previous administration was, this one isn’t.”
Sanders wasn’t finished yet, much to the tumultuous reaction from the progressive reporters in the room:
“But we want to have real solutions. We want to have laws that address these problems, but it’s Congress’s job to legislate, not the president’s. And we actually want to uphold the Constitution, and I think people across this country should be celebrating the fact that they have a president that is standing up and upholding the Constitution as he was elected to do.”
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