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‘Game Over’: Mark Sanford Says Trump Tweet Ended Any Hope of Immigration Reform

Amid the on-going border crisis, outgoing Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC) declared “game over” on immigration reform after the president advocated for waiting until after the midterm elections to push for the legislation.

“Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November,” Trump tweeted this morning. “Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!”

Sanford, who is built a reputation in Washington as an anti-Trump Republican and was just defeated in a primary race in which the president backed his opponent, responded today while on CNN.

“Game over — [the tweet] takes the wind out of the sails in what might have been a fairly productive week in terms of looking for a compromise. I don’t know how it happens,” Sanford told New Day host  Alisyn Camerota. “Because if you look at how contentious this issue is, how much emotion there is, you know, without the president being out front, without the president having legislators’ backs, there’s no way they’re gonna’ risk that would be inherent in a major reform bill.”

The conservative lawmaker added that Trump could have ended his push for immigration reform just because “it’s been well demonstrated that he’s got — at times — a short attention span and quickly moves on to the next item.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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