President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would soon push for full funding of his promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, which could spark budget battles in a Congress fractured over his immigration policy.
"Trump is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of California. Certainly don't help us much on trade".
But the clip omits the context: Trump is talking with Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims who is complaining that ICE has fewer powers compared to other law enforcement agencies and that this makes it really hard for them to talk to gang members etc.in jail.
During Wednesday's session, Trump thanked the officials, saying they had "bravely resisted California's deadly and unconstitutional sanctuary state laws".
The president's comments reportedly came in response to a California official's remarks on MS-13 gang members.
"We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in, we're stopping a lot of them", Trump said in response to a statement about the MS-13 gang.
"Mexico does nothing for us, they do nothing for us", he said. "Part of the problem that we have is our economy is so strong that people are pouring up to get into our economy".
Trump signed an executive order in January 2017 that denies federal money to sanctuary cities and directs the attorney general to take legal action against them, including the possibility of removing legal protection from undocumented immigrants.
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best", he said then. We're looking to bring them in. "That Democrats gave us that law and they don't want to do anything about it".
"We have companies moving back into the United States like never before".
WASHINGTON (AP) - In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., issued the warning, said a second person who was in the room and spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the private conversation. She, like others, said the president and his policies were far more popular in the state than people realize. Trump has made securing the southern border a focal point of his presidency, with plans to beef up border security and create a wall as key components.