Sarah Sanders: Border Security Without a Wall Like Getting on a Plane With Only One Wing

By Melanie Arter | January 25, 2019 | 11:01am EST
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

( – White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that border security without a wall is like flying in a plane with only one wing.

In an interview with CNN’s “Newsroom,” Sanders was asked whether President Donald Trump would be willing to sign a bill that offers more money for border security but doesn’t include funding for the wall.

“Let me say it to you like this. I’d never want to get on an airplane that only had one wing. The president wants to make sure that we’re actually securing the border in the totality – not just with one wing. You need two wings, which means you have to have a wall. You have to have technology,” Sanders said.

“You have to have all of the things that the president has put forward in his proposal – all things that Democrats support. There’s no reason that they should be fighting the president when they know that they agree with them,” she said.

“The only reason that they don’t want to support this is simply because they care more about politics than they do about this country, and at some point, they’ve got to make a decision if they’re going to put our country first and the people ahead of their own political gain. The president wants to work with Democrats, but we’ve been trying to do that,” Sanders added.


Sanders pointed out that Democrats have supported a border wall “time and time again” until Trump became president.

The press secretary said Trump isn’t “hung up on the wall.” He’s “committed to protecting our country, and the wall is part of that process, because you can’t just fix one piece of the problem.”

“You have to fix the entire problem or it doesn’t make any difference,” she said.

“If even one illegal immigrant comes across this border, with human trafficking, carrying the most vulnerable people – women and children, that Democrats constantly talk about how they care so much about - they are not doing what they can to help protect the most vulnerable people in the world. That is women and children. We’ve seen a massive spike in women and children being trafficked across the border,” Sanders added.


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