“What is he talking about?” host Brianna Keilar asked. “He’s creating this — ‘The country’s being stolen,’ he says. Border crossings in 2017 were down by half. The specifics do not match reality.”
“The president doesn’t only not care about this issue, he’s completely clueless when it comes to facts regarding immigration policy,” she said. “He doesn’t care about these kids. He never has. He’s only there to use them as pawns, he talked about them during the campaign many times, ‘I agree with you on this,’ ‘has been a priority for this president,’ but he’s talked about deporting them. And building a wall.
This was never about having a bill that was full of heart, the way he talked about. He’s always been about using these kids to placate his anti-immigrant base. What he did this weekend was I think just completely heartless, which, again, goes to what his personality really is.”
“That line of thinking didn’t work for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and doesn’t work now,” he said.
“What are you talking about? We’re not talking about Hillary Clinton,” Cardona laughed. “I mean, that tells me you have absolutely no argument because you can’t argue about the facts.”