Democrat Senator Dick Durbin moaned and wailed about President Donald Trump's tweet on Tuesday morning. Trump's tweet read, "Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from “angels.” Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order, but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!"
Durbin is upset that the president criticized the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Boo-freaking-hoo! He claims that Trump is too cruel on immigrants and criticizes Trump for referring to some of them as "hardened criminals."
While speaking to MSNBC's Willie Geist on "Morning Joe," Durbin said, “Willie, it’s a pathetic charge to think that each and every one of these [780,000 or 790,000] have gone through a thorough criminal background check to qualify for this protection."
“And for the president to call them toughened, hardened criminals is just pathetic," he added, “[Trump] has been so cruel when it comes to immigration, particularly when it comes to children and young people.”
Durbin also tweeted back in June, "Let me state the obvious - President Trump’s immigration and border security policies are failing in the most cruel and inhumane ways."
Let me state the obvious - President Trump’s immigration and border security policies are failing in the most cruel and inhumane ways.
When I saw the devastating photo of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, my heart broke. pic.twitter.com/wZzMSaLunL
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) June 27, 2019
This is laughable to me because I don't see where Trump said anything wrong. Guess what? Some of those DACA protected people ARE in fact criminals. Just like there are criminals who are illegal immigrants, legal immigrants, and U.S.A. born citizens! Why is that such a controversial statement?
We have a serious immigration problem, and it's not the immigration itself, but rather the ILLEGAL immigration. There is a right way to do things, and a wrong way. Liberals seem to always thing the wrong way is the route to take. It's not.
Some people are just looking to be offended.