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Sarah Huckabee In Big Trouble After What She Called Trump In Press Briefing

People watching Tuesday’s White House press briefing might have thought they had gone back in time when an administration spokeswoman mistakenly referred to Donald Trump as “President Obama.”

According to the New York Daily News, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders misspoke while answering questions about Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program. “President Obama is laying out a responsible 24-month phase-out,” she said. Unaware of her error, Sanders continued until a reporter corrected her. “Sorry, President Trump,” she said.

Mediaite reported that Sanders responded forcefully when asked whether Trump is being “cold-hearted” in ending DACA, which has blocked the deportation of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. “It’s not cold-hearted for the president to uphold the law,” the spokeswoman declared. “We are a nation of law and order, and the day that we start to ignore the fact that we are that, then we throw away everything that gives these people a reason to want to come to our country.”

Sanders continued: “If we stop becoming the country that we were envisioned to be, then we throw away what makes us special, which makes America unique. This president’s not willing to do that. The previous administration was, this one isn’t. But we want to have real solutions. We want to have laws that address these problems, but it’s Congress’s job to legislate, not the president’s. And we actually want to uphold the Constitution, and I think people across this country should be celebrating the fact that they have a president that is standing up and upholding the Constitution as he was elected to do.”

Trump ordered the Homeland Security Department to no longer accept new DACA enrollees, according to CNN. On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced: “I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded.” However, later in the day, the president said he will “revisit” the issue if Congress fails to legalize the immigration program.

“As I’ve said before, we will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion -- but through the lawful Democratic process -- while at the same time ensuring that any immigration reform we adopt provides enduring benefits for the American citizens we were elected to serve,” Trump said. “We must also have heart and compassion for unemployed, struggling and forgotten Americans.”

The president predicted that “long term, it’s going to be the right solution.” He continued: “I have a great heart for these folks we’re talking about, a great love for them, and people think in terms of children but they’re really young adults. I have a love for these people and hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly.”

Many Republicans, as well as Democrats, have expressed outrage at the decision. Prominent business executives, education officials and Hollywood celebrities also have denounced Trump’s threat to deport the so-called “Dreamers.” The critics point out that many of the immigrants have no ties to the countries where they were born, and that they are rooted in American life with families and jobs.

Source: NY Daily News, Mediaite
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