White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
The Obama-era policy protects from deportation immigrants who came to the United States illegally as young children.
But CNN’s Jim Acosta wondered why Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rather than the president himself, was the one who made the public announcement.
“Why did the president not come out and make this announcement himself?” Acosta asked. “It’s his decision. These kids, their lives are on the line because of what he is doing.”
“This is a big part of the legal process,” Sanders replied. “This was deemed illegal by just about every legal expert that you can find, including Obama’s attorneys.”
Later on in the press briefing, Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers also wanted to know why Trump hasn’t spoken publicly about his decision.
“Why was it Attorney General Jeff Sessions who went on camera when the president hasn’t gone on camera to make this case?” she asked. ”
But Sanders insisted Trump had spoken about the issue “numerous times in the past.”
“At the same time, this was a legal issue because there was a court decision that had to be made with a time line… created by the attorneys general of in those states that were forcing this issue and this decision.”
Bragging that ‘discrimination is no longer tolerated in Texas’ Gov. signs bill allowing anti-LGBT discrimination???????
Surrounded by still-wrapped Chick-fil-A sandwiches, soda cups, supporters, and a small cow with the words "eat mor chikin" on its side, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott Thursday evening told reporters that "discrimination Is no longer tolerated in Texas."
He then signed a bill that not only allows but enables anti-LGBT discrimination.
White woman threatens to call cops on black man after he splashes her car with water during rainstorm
In yet another story of a white woman having a meltdown because a black person was doing, well, basically nothing, BET reports that a black man driving down a flooded street during a rainstorm was threatened by a white woman saying she would report him to the police for splashing her car.
Or, as the poster of the viral video, @sewellwells wrote on Instagram: "So this LADY bout to call the COPS on me cause my Car wet her Car."
‘Thrones’ no-shows, puppets galore: Comic-Con takeaways
Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger may have stolen the show on day one, but there is plenty more to San Diego Comic-Con than Hollywood A-list glamor.
As thousands of fans swarm the city's baking streets for day two of the world's biggest pop culture convention, here is the news you need to know from Thursday.
- When fans get mad -
Friday's "Game of Thrones" cast reunion was already an intriguing prospect, with nothing new for HBO to promote in the magical realm of Westeros beyond unconfirmed and presumably distant prequels.
The outraged fan reaction to the fantasy epic's clumsy final season always made this intended celebration seem more likely to be a lightning rod for devotees' anger.