Tag: Sarah Sanders

President Trump to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border on Thursday

The White House announced today that President Trump will visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday as he continues to push for funding for the border wall.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders wrote on Twitter, “President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the front lines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon.”

Fox News reports:

The president’s visit will come on what will likely be the 20th day of the partial government shutdown. Numerous government agencies first ran out of funding on Dec. 22, as Democrats vowed to block Trump’s requested $5.7 billion to build the border wall and Trump insisted on the money. Last week, House Democrats proposed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees construction of the wall, at current levels through Feb. 8, with $1.3 billion for border security—a figure far less than Trump requested. Senate Republicans so far have not taken it up.

A recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found that immigration is a top issue for Americans in 2019.

In an open-ended question, forty nine percent of respondents named immigration as one of the top five problems they’d like the government to handle in 2019. That is up from 27 percent who mentioned immigration in 2017.

Last week, President Trump joined Border Patrol officials at a White House press conference where they expressed their support for a wall at the southern border.

President of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, told journalists, “I have been a border patrol agent for 21 years. I can personally tell you from the work that I’ve done on the southwest border that physical barriers, that walls actually work. You hear a lot of talk that there are experts that say that walls don’t work. I promise you that if you interview border patrol agents they will tell you that walls work.”

He continued, “I worked in Naco, Arizona for ten years. We didn’t have physical barriers in Naco and illegal immigration and drug smuggling was absolutely out of control. We built those walls, those physical barriers and illegal immigration dropped exponentially. Anywhere that you look where we have built walls, they have worked. They have been an absolute necessity for Border Patrol agents in securing the border.”

White House Rejects Democrats’ Plan to Reopen Government without Wall Funding

The White House announced yesterday that President Trump would reject Democratic legislation that would fund the government without funding the border wall.

“President Trump made a serious, good faith offer to Democrats to open the government, address the crisis at our border, and protect all Americans,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. “We have heard nothing back from the Democrats, who so far have refused to compromise. Speaker Designate Nancy Pelosi released a plan that will not re-open the government because it fails to secure the border and puts the needs of other countries above the needs of our own citizens,” she continued.

Sanders said Pelosi’s plan is a “non-starter” because it doesn’t fund homeland security or “keep American families safe from human trafficking, drugs, and crime.”

Pelosi plans on getting the legislation passed in the House of Representatives this week.  It would include funding for several agencies, however does not include funding for the border wall.

The White House has invited Democrat and Republican leaders to meet with senior Department of Homeland Security officials today for a briefing on border security.

President Trump suggested yesterday he might be ready to “make a deal,” tweeting, “Border Security and the Wall ‘thing’ and Shutdown is not where Nancy Pelosi wanted to start her tenure as Speaker! Let’s make a deal?”

White House Slams Comey After Yesterday’s Anti-Trump Tirade

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders blasted former FBI Director James Comey today after his comments yesterday which were critical of the President and Republicans.

After his testimony yesterday, Comey spoke with reporters where he said that Trump undermined the “rule of law.” The disgraced former FBI Director continued, “This is the president of the United States calling a witness who has cooperated with his own justice department a ‘rat.’ This is not about Republicans and Democrats. This is about what does it mean to be an American…There’s a set of values that represent the glue of this country and they are under attack…”

Sanders issued a scathing response, telling Fox News, “I think the last person that we’re going to take any lecture from about the values of this country is from a self-admitted liar and leaker that we know James Comey to be,” she said.

She continued, “There’s no doubt that he did a tremendous number of things wrong and brought outrageous corruption to the FBI. He led it with a political bias that is unheard of at an agency like that and so he’ll be the last person that we’re going to take any type of lecture from.”

Last night, after Comey’s comments Sanders took to Twitter to call on the GOP to stand up to the former FBI Director and his “tremendous corruption.”

“Republicans should stand up to Comey and his tremendous corruption – from the fake Hillary Clinton investigation, to lying and leaking, to FISA abuse, and a list too long to name,” she wrote. “The President did the country a service by firing him and exposing him for the shameless fraud he is”

White House to Jim Acosta: We’re Suspending you Again in Two Weeks

White House officials reportedly sent CNN reporter Jim Acosta a letter stating they would suspend his press credentials once again, as soon as the temporary restraining order CNN won expires.

CNN’s Brian Stelter reported:

After CNN won a temporary restraining order on Friday, forcing the White House to restore his press pass for 14 days, White House officials sent Acosta a letter stating that his pass is set to be suspended again once the restraining order expires. From the looks of the letter, the W.H. is trying to establish a paper trail that will empower the administration to boot Acosta again at the end of the month.

Acosta was banned from the White House after engaging in a contentious discussion with President Trump and refusing to hand over the microphone to a female White House intern. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Acosta “[placed] his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.”

CNN responded to the White House letter, stating, “The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution. These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President.”

Huckabee Sanders Unloads on CNN’s Acosta Over ‘Pipe Bombs’

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on CNN’s Jim Acosta during her daily briefing Monday; saying it’s “irresponsible” to attribute last week’s string of dangerous “pipe bombs” on the Trump administration.

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Sanders was speaking with reporters when Acosta asked if the White House “has the guts” to name “which outlets” the President believes peddle in Fake News.

“Shouldn’t you have the guts, Sarah, to state which outlets, which journalists are the enemy of the people?” asked Acosta.

“I think it’s irresponsible of a news organization like yours to blame responsibility of a pipe bomb that was not sent by the president, not just blame the president, but blame members of his administration for those heinous acts,” fired-back Sanders.

Watch the fiery exchange above.