Kellyanne Conway believes those who are opposed to building a wall at the U.S. southern border really don’t care about the plight of migrant children.
The counselor to the president told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday that if the left actually cared about migrant children as they advocate, they would agree with President Donald Trump that they shouldn’t have embarked on the “perilous trek” to begin with.
A discussion on “The Angle” about Trump’s planned address to the nation on Tuesday turned to the issue of the border wall and how drugs, like fentanyl and heroin, are allegedly flowing across the U.S. southern border, according to Conway. She argued that in not funding Trump’s requested border wall, Congress and the courts have “failed to do their job.”
“People deny the use of the word crisis at this border. It’s very sad to me because what is not a crisis if not an increase in the drugs…coming over the southern border,” she told Ingraham.
“It just breaks my heart. I’m constantly being asked, as a woman, as a mother,” Conway continued.
“Guess what. If you care about the children, you would agree with President Trump that they should not take this perilous trek in the first place,” Conway added. “We have this massive increase in family units coming here and if you really care about them as the Democrats and many news media claim they do, you would deter them from taking this perilous trek in the first place.”
The president will be visiting the southern border on Thursday in a planned trip “to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced in a tweet Monday.
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Trump will also be delivering a primetime address on Tuesday from the Oval Office to present the case for the border wall as the partial government shutdown nears three weeks. Democrats continue to oppose Trump’s request for more than $5 billion to fund the wall, and see it as an immoral and ineffective solution.
Newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the proposed wall as”an immorality” last week, claiming it is “not who we are as a nation.”
Conway addressed how Trump was “considering” using a national emergency declaration to get around the stalemate with Congress, but noted the challenges that would come with that move.
“There are probably some people who want him to declare it so that Congress, again, can fail to do its job,” she said. “The Congress and the courts have failed to do their jobs. They’ve given us this crisis.”
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