As President Donald Trump signed an executive order purportedly ending the separation of thousands of children from their parents, he gushed that the measure would resolve the current border crisis.
“You’re gonna have a lot of happy people!” the President exclaimed.
As reporters shouted questions he repeated his mantra about building a wall at the border.
“We’ll get the wall, we’ll get the wall done,” he told reporters.
Asked how Ivanka and Melania Trump felt about the crisis at the border, he replied that they were deeply troubled by it.
“Anybody with a heart would feel very strongly about it. At the same time, we don’t want people coming into the country illegally. This takes care of the problem.”
Immigration experts cited concerns that the order might result in kids being put in adult facilities or whole families being housed in tent cities.
"We're going to have a lot of happy people," Trump says, attempting to make his reversing his own policy that separated thousands of migrant children sound like he is generously fixing the problem. (There's still no plan to reunite the parents & children btw). pic.twitter.com/slHWvI4aHF
— David Mack (@davidmackau) June 20, 2018