President Donald Trump went off the rails in a speech to his cabinet Thursday continuing to blame Democrats for the border crisis and attacking migrants on the border.
Trump began by saying that Democrats won’t approve anything, however, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told CNN that there were about 240 votes in support of a bipartisan bill that would solve the crisis. He said he also believed that it would garner 60 votes in the Senate. Hoyer blamed Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), saying the Speaker refuses to bring it for a vote because Trump won’t sign it.
“Loopholes and our extremist open border Democrats. That’s what they are, extremist, open border Democrats,” Trump said. “You’ll see tapes of unguarded borders. If people penetrate our borders, we must get them out of our country. All of a sudden it’s a big con job and in the meantime, our people are suffering because of the Democrats.”
He went on to blame the past administrations, saying, “every time they make a rule or regulation it makes things worse.”
The no-tolerance policy that put families behind bars and took children from parents was put in place by the Trump administration, so blaming anyone else isn’t accurate.
“They don’t care about the children, they don’t care about the injury, they don’t care about the problems,” Trump continued on his rant about Democrats, who have flocked to the border demanding answers.
“We have to hire thousands of judges,” he complained. Trump also blamed Mexico for allowing migrants to walk through their country to the United States. “They walked through Mexico like it was walking through Central Park. It’s ridiculous.” Trump then rambled that it was all because of NAFTA.
He went on to accuse the migrants on the border of bringing drugs and crime, a claim he made when he first announced he was running for president. In that speech he referred to Mexicans as rapists.
“They’re drug traffickers. They’re human traffickers. They’re coyotes. I mean, we’re getting some real beauties. Mexico is doing nothing to us except taking our money and sending us drugs,” he said
Watch the full speech below: