Nancy Pelosi: ‘My God, I Thought It Was Mary and Joseph’

By Staff | April 12, 2019 | 11:45am EDT
(Getty Images/Alex Edelman)

( - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at a pen-and-pad press briefing on Thursday that when she heard that President Donald Trump had said we could no longer allow people to illegally cross our southern border because “our country is full,” she likened it to the Holy Family being turned away at an inn.

“When the President said--what did he say? We don’t have the room? My God, I thought it was Mary and Joseph at Christmas,”said Pelosi.

“We have no room? There is no room in the inn? What is this?” said Pelosi.

“Of course there is room and there is need,” she said. “If you talk to some economists they will tell you the best thing we can do to grow our economy is to have comprehensive immigration reform.”

President Trump traveled to Calexico, California last Friday to hold a conference on border security with Border Patrol officials.

“We have a system that is full. It's just full,” Trump said at that conference.

“And I was telling some of the people before if it's full there's nothing you can do about it,” Trump said. “We have some horrible court decisions that have been made over the years. It's very unfair and that's the way it is but the system is full and when it's full there's nothing you can do. You have to say we are sorry we can't take you.”

“It is a colossal surge and it's overwhelming our immigration system and we can't let that happen,” said Trump. “So as I say and this is our new statement, the system is full, can't take you anymore. Whether it's asylum, whether it's anything you want. It's illegal immigration; can't take you anymore.”

“We can't take you. Our country is full,” said Trump. “Our area is full, the sector is full, can't take you anymore. I'm sorry. Can't happen. So turn around. That's the way it is.”

“So our system is full. We are not taking them anymore, okay? Can't do it. We can't do it,” Trump said. “You know you can go up to a point where we can't do it anymore.”

CNSNews Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism—not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews has emerged as the conservative media’s lynchpin for original reporting, investigative reporting, and breaking news. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical mission and we need your help to fuel this fight.

Donate today to help CNSNews continue to report on topics that the liberal media refuse to touch. $25 a month goes a long way in the fight for a free and fair media.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The CNSNews Team



Sign up for our CNSNews Daily Newsletter to receive the latest news.