When President Donald Trump was pressed by reporters on missing a deadline to reunite illegal immigrant families, he dismissed the outrage and offered a simple “solution” to make sure no more immigrants are separated.
“I have a solution. Tell people not to come to our country illegally,” Trump said. That’s the solution. Don’t come to our country illegally. Come like other people do, come legally.”
He continued, “I’m saying this, very simply. We have laws. We have borders. Don’t come to our country illegally. It’s not a good thing.”
Watch his remarks below:
Trump went on to blast Democrats for essentially advocating for “open borders” and being soft on violent crime.
“Democrats want open borders and they don’t mind crime. We want no crime and we want borders where borders mean something,” Trump said.
The president added, “And, remember this, without borders, you do not have a country.”
Trump's remarks came right before he left the country for the NATO summit in Brussels.
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