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DC Daily: Trump says Democrats want illegal immigrants to 'infest our country'

Posted: 9:20 AM, Jun 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-19 16:20:05Z

Here's what's making headlines in the political world on Tuesday, June 19, 2018:

Trump continues to defend immigration stance
-- As outrage continues over his administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and the separation of migrant families it has caused, President Trump spent the morning on Twitter blaming Democrats for illegal immigration issues and calling on Congress to “change the laws.”

In a series of tweets Tuesday morning, Trump said:

"Crime in Germany is up 10% plus (officials do not want to report these crimes) since migrants were accepted. Others countries are even worse. Be smart America!"

"If you don’t have Borders, you don’t have a Country!"

"Democrats are the problem. They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13. They can’t win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!"

"We must always arrest people coming into our Country illegally. Of the 12,000 children, 10,000 are being sent by their parents on a very dangerous trip, and only 2000 are with their parents, many of whom have tried to enter our Country illegally on numerous occasions."

"#CHANGETHELAWS Now is the best opportunity ever for Congress to change the ridiculous and obsolete laws on immigration. Get it done, always keeping in mind that we must have strong border security."


Trump holding “MAGA” rally in Minnesota
-- President Trump is scheduled to appear at a “MAGA” rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday evening.

The event is scheduled to be held at the AMSOIL Arena at 4:30 p.m. Pacific time.

Trump’s visit to Minnesota will be his first since he took office. Just two days before the 2016 election, the Trump campaign held a rally in Minneapolis.