‘Unworthy of the Presidency’: Pelosi Rebukes Trump’s Threat to Put DHS Detainees in Sanctuary Cities

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) rebuked President Donald Trump‘s proposal to release “illegal immigrants” into sanctuary cities as political retaliation against Democrats on Friday.

The president made the announcement, responding to a report by The Washington Post.

“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Trump tweeted.

“The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!” the president added, affirming that this would be a direct attack at Democrats.

When asked at a retreat for House Democrats about her thoughts, Pelosi said she was not aware of the proposal but expressed her disdain for the president’s notion of using undocumented immigrants to target areas of the country for political gain.

“It’s just another notion that is unworthy of the presidency of the United States and disrespectful of the challenges that we face as a country, as a people, to address who we are — a nation of immigrants,” the speaker said, striking a tone that she will continue to advocate for Democratic immigration reform.

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN:

In a podcast published by Recode on Friday, Pelosi did not sugarcoat her latest opinions on Trump, saying he has “cheapened the presidency” as well as calling him out for “being a freak.”

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James

As usual, Trump is right. These anti-law D’s (Socialists) want their Invaders, let the Socialists care for their every need. Pelosi has plenty of room at her walled compound. No doubt she could house a few hundred of her closest (diseased/criminal) “friends/relatives”.

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Charles Buck

pelosi is an idiot,everything is ok as long as its not in my back yard! Send them there Mr. President.

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Re-read her comment or watch them on C-SPAN. She did not say not in her back yard. She was addressing what you expressed which is politics of revenge against one’s critics. You did not accept the responsibility of POTUS. There is not a standard for you.

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So letting some of the illegal immigrants into your personal home area (Nancy Pelosi) is disrespectful but letting them overwhelm the facilities at the border is better? Sounds like a typical liberal rant, –take better care of the unwashed but not in my neighborhood attitude– and blame Trump for the… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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If you re-examine Pelosi’s statement you won’t find a mention of “not in my backyard.” Calling out Trump’s actions as unworthy of the office he accepted, is not blaming him.

James
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The idea is to send the ILLEGAL ALIENS to CA and Pelosi’s walled compound with security since they (Dems/Socialists) are desiring that as many of the diseased and criminal element be allowed into the US as can fit. Pelosi is incapable of understanding the difference between “LEGAL” and ILLEGAL ALIENS”.… Read more »

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