Trump Repeats His Call for a Wall; Rubio Agrees, ‘We Have a Problem’

By Susan Jones | May 29, 2018 | 6:54am EDT
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) (Screen capture/CBS)

( - President Trump was up early this morning, tweeting about immigration in general and a media error in particular:

"Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama’s term showing children from the Border in steel cages. They thought it was recent pictures in order to make us look bad, but backfires. Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country...Bipartisan Bill!" Trump wrote around 6 a.m.

The 2014 Obama-era photos reemerged on social media over the weekend.

In a Saturday tweet, Trump urged the American people to "put pressure" on Democrats to repeal "the horrible law that separates children from there (sic) parents once they cross the Border into the U.S." He once again called for an end to the "catch and release" policy, the immigration lottery, and chain migration, adding, "we MUST continue building the WALL! DEMOCRATS ARE PROTECTING MS-13 THUGS."

On Sunday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said he would be open to changing what Trump called a "horrible law."


"A couple of things need to happen," Rubio said:

“Number one is, we have a problem, and it needs to be dealt with. The ideal scenario is that families be kept together and return expeditiously back to their country of origin. We sympathize with people that are coming here. America is the most generous country in the world. And, ideally, you wouldn't put people through additional trauma once they came into the United States.”

“Will you try to change that law?" host Margaret Brennan asked Rubio.

"Well, I would be open to changing that law," Rubio said:

But the better law to change is to secure our border and to send a clear message that you cannot continue to enter the United States illegally. It is actually inhumane not to secure our border, because we are sending out a message that is encouraging people to come here.

We have to understand a lot of these people that are crossing with children are being trafficked here. They are being brought here by criminal groups that help guide them and often take advantage of them, and brutalize them on the path towards the United States.

And the ability to cross that border is a magnet that is drawing this behavior.

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