Democratic and Republican leaders are working to avoid a government shutdown like the one that ran through most of January. The sticking point in the negotiations remains the same — concerns about a wall along the Mexican border.
One of the main disagreements is how many people the government allows ICE to detain. This argument was a main talking point during this morning’s Fox & Friends show. Not long after the segment, President Trump parroted the arguments made on the show. Vox’s Aaron Rupar tweeted out the connection.
A Fox & Friends host opened the show by stating, “It sounds like the Democrats now want to limit or put a cap on the number of detention beds which really means put a cap on the number of criminals they can arrest or detain.”
Almost a half hour after that segment, Trump tweeted, “The Democrats do not want us to detain, or send back, criminal aliens! This is a brand new demand. Crazy!”
The Democrats do not want us to detain, or send back, criminal aliens! This is a brand new demand. Crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2019