President Trump on Sunday said in a tweet that he will meet Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over immigration after Schumer’s visit to U.S.-Mexico border on Friday.
“Senator Chuck Schumer has finally gone to the Southern Border with some Democrat Senators. This is a GREAT thing! Nearby, he missed a large group of Illegal Immigrants trying to enter the USA illegally. They wildly rushed Border Patrol. Some Agents were badly injured,” the president said.
“Based on the comments made by Senator Schumer, he must have seen how dangerous & bad for our Country the Border is. It is not a “manufactured crisis,” as the Fake News Media & their Democrat partners tried to portray. He said he wants to meet. I will set up a meeting ASAP!” the president added.
….Based on the comments made by Senator Schumer, he must have seen how dangerous & bad for our Country the Border is. It is not a “manufactured crisis,” as the Fake News Media & their Democrat partners tried to portray. He said he wants to meet. I will set up a meeting ASAP!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2019
On Friday, Schumer and some other senators visited a detention facility in Texas. While at the border, Schumer said the conditions were “inhumane” and the facilities were “unbearable, inhumane, heartbreaking.”
“I just led a delegation of
@SenateDems to investigate, inspect, and evaluate conditions for migrants at facilities on our southern border. These conditions are inhumane. These are families fleeing violence, searching for a better life in America.”
“What we saw today in facilities at the southern border was unbearable, inhumane, heartbreaking,” Schumer said.
Earlier, Vice President Mike Pence led a congressional delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border and said that he was not surprised by what he saw, saying “I knew we’d see a system that was overwhelmed.”
The vice president also praised Customs and Border Protection for their “compassionate work” and he “couldn’t be more impressed” with their work with immigrants.
President Trump has repeatedly and insistently criticized Democrats for issues at the border. In early June, he blasted Democrats over the issue, saying “Mexico is doing more for the United States as of now than Congress and specifically the Democrats. They have to get their act together.”