President Trump speaks out on situation at southern border, calls on Dems for change

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 1:18 PM PT — Wednesday, June 26, 2019

President Trump says a lot of people are starting to realize he was right about having a crisis at the southern border. He made the remark at the White House Wednesday, and emphasized the situation at the border can be solved if Congress changes asylum laws and closes loopholes in the immigration system.

The president also said he had a good conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about humanitarian aid legislation, and said he thinks she wants to get something done.

President Donald Trump talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing to Japan for the G-20 summit, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

While speaking on the viral photo of a drowned migrant father and daughter in the Rio Grande, the president suggested such deaths wouldn’t happen if Congress fixed the laws. However, he called out Democrats for refusing to address them:

“The Democrats refuse to change the loopholes. They refuse to change the asylum. In one hour we could have it done. They want to have open borders and open borders mean crime, and open borders mean people drowning in the rivers and it’s a very dangerous thing.”

President Trump also said more than 400-miles of the wall will be built by the end of next year.

Original Source -> President Trump speaks out on situation at southern border, calls on Dems for change