Democrats issued a bizarre and uncomfortable response to President Donald Trump’s primetime border wall address on Tuesday night, claiming that the border crisis represents no threat to America.
At one point, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi falsely suggested the only illegal immigrants trying to enter the country are “women and children.”
"The fact is, the women and children at the border are not a threat. They are a humanitarian challenge," Pelosi said.
Pelosi also claimed that Trump pushed “misinformation” and “malice,” though she, of course, didn’t offer any examples.
"Sadly, much of what we have heard from President Trump throughout this senseless shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice,” she said. “The President has chosen fear. We want to start with the facts."
Watch her remarks below:
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) echoed many of the same overused talking points.
"Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes,” he said. “This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”
During his address, President Trump made the case that Americans want a border wall, not because they hate those on the outside, but because they love those on the inside.
"Some have suggested a barrier is immoral,” Trump said from the Oval Office. “Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes?”
He continued: “They don't build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside.”
Watch Trump's full address below:
Who do you think won Tuesday night's border battle?