Sarah Sanders, press secretary at the White House, confirmed to "Fox News Sunday" that President Trump's plan to send illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities is the subject of an "examination" comprehensive and thorough ", a few days after Democrats fought to protect illegal immigrants possible movement as a dangerous waterfall.
Sanders also said Trump had no intention of giving up his harsh criticism of Minnesota Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar, who appeared to have downplayed the 9/11 terrorist attacks last month.
Trump had reacted on Friday to reports that his administration had offered to release immigrant detainees to sanctuary towns not only confirming the plan, but saying it remained on the agenda. In addition, the President tweeted that the resettlement of illegal immigrants in these districts should make the "radical left" happy.
"Nobody thinks that's the ideal solution," began Sanders. "But as long as we can not deal with the crisis at the border, we have to look at all the options, and that's one of them, whether it's progressing or not – it's still to be determined. at the level of the staff, initially, The president wants us to reconsider the question, and that is done, and they proceed to a complete and thorough examination. "
Sanders added: "The president has asked them to do everything in their power and all that they are allowed to do under the law to end the massive crisis on the southern border. It's the same thing that he says publicly day after day, and it's the same thing he says in camera for the staff: find out how to stop the crisis, fix the problem, look at all the options to do it and that's what our team does. "
Sanders claimed that the Democrats had no plan for immigration other than that of "fighting the president".
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"It's a sad day in America when the Mexican government is ready to do more for the problem of illegal immigration to the United States than congressional Democrats," Sanders said.
In another shot at congressional Democrats, Sanders promised that Trump would "continue to call" Omar, whom Sanders indulged in shamelessly "continues to make anti-Semitic comments again and again." The best Democrats defended Omar and accused Trump of anti-Muslim fanaticism.
Omar, speaker last month before a Council of American-Islamic relations [CAIR] Fundraiser, describes the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as an episode in which "some people did something" – pushing Trump to tweet striking images of hijacked planes fly fast in the World Trade Center, with the words "we will never forget".
"The president is not trying to incite violence against anyone, he is denouncing it in reality," Sanders said, citing Democrats' accusations that Trump would have drawn attention to Omar as a whistle. -Muslim. "The question is, why is the congresswoman not, why is she rejecting this disdainfully?" She continues to make anti-Semitic comments again and again and the Democrats refuse to demand it. "
The best Democrats have criticized Omar's anti-Semitic remarks, but last month his name was omitted from a resolution that had originally been drafted to respond to his comments. The resolution finally condemned hatred and fanaticism "of all kinds," as part of what the Republicans called a concession to the radical left.
"If she continues to do so, the president will continue to call her – name her by name," Sanders told entertainer Christ Wallace. "He's not going to be ashamed, he should not be either.The only shame I see is that Democrats and others do not get up and do not take the same hard line as the president."
In addition, Sanders has described as "political partisanship" Democrats' queries regarding Trump's tax returns. Trump was only jokingly speaking favorably of WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, when the organization released leaked emails revealing the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Hillary Clinton, a candidate at the time, defeated Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary.
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The emails also contained a series of embarrassing internal campaign communications.
"Look, it's clear the president was making a joke during the 2016 campaign," said Sanders, referring to Trump, saying he "loved" WikiLeaks. "Certainly, we take it seriously – in fact, our administration is the only one to have done something about it – let's not forget that the reason Julian Assange is examined, it's because of his engagement with Chelsea Manning, the person whom the Obama administration commuted to sentence, we are the only ones who have taken this process seriously by actually taking steps to solve the problem. "