WATCH Pence Asks Kids At Border Facility If They’re Okay, Their Response Is Everything
The Trump administration has pressured Democrats to come to the table and render aid to the over-crowded detention centers at the border since January.
Originally Democrats claimed that it was a 'manufactured crisis' and that additional aid to the facilities was not needed.
Since then, the party has changed their tune and have tried to make it out to the public as if they have always cared about the crisis at the border. Some of those Democrats, like Nancy Pelosi, criticized the President when he called the conditions at the facilities a 'crisis'.
Vice President, Mike Pence, took a tour of a few facilities as the administration prepares a plan of action. The VP was not impressed with the liberal media's portrayal of border patrol agents and their treatment of the children at the border. Pence was shocked when he asked a group of children if they were ok. The children nodded back that they were.
Pence’s tweets: "CNN is so dishonest. Today we took reporters to a detention facility on the border for families and children and all told us they were being treated well."
CNN is so dishonest. Today we took reporters to a detention facility on the border for families and children and all told us they were being treated well.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) July 13, 2019
The issue with overcrowding seemed to be more centered in the adults-only facilities. Which was the exact opposite of what CNN made it out to be:
Pressure was increasing on lawmakers amid continued reports of poor and unsanitary conditions at detention centers. The publication of an image of a migrant and his daughter found drowned in the Rio Grande has only fueled the debate nationally.
Republicans, meanwhile, have continued to focus on closing loopholes that encourage migrants to make the perilous journey with children through Central America in order to be released into the U.S. It is those loopholes, they say, that have led to hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving at the border in recent months -- many of them family units.
“In addition to aid, Congress must close the catastrophic loopholes that are driving the Crisis,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “We must end incentives for Smuggling Children, Trafficking Women, and Selling Drugs.”