WH Spox: Families Affected By Illegal Immigrant Crimes Would Not Say This Crisis Is ‘Manufactured’


As President Donald Trump was making his way to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit federal agents, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox News if people would ask the families who have been affected by crimes committed by illegal immigrants, they would say the crisis at the border is not manufactured.

Gidley said Trump had expose the Democrats bluff of willing to negotiate on having a barrier along the southern border after asking Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if they will give him a wall or steel slats, to which she said no.

“They refuse to negotiate, we all saw their ridiculous, ignorant, and offensive language in that rebuttal to him, the other night from the Oval Office, when they kept using phrase ‘manufactured crisis,'” Gidley said.

He asked if it was a “manufactured crisis” when Democrats supported stronger border security when President Barack Obama was in office.

“I bet if you ask the people in this country, the friends and family of those affected by illegal immigrants who’ve assaulted,  sexually assaulted or killed their loved ones, if it’s manufactured, I guarantee you they’d say no. We have a crisis in this country,” Gidley continued. “Democrats refuse to acknowledge it. They don’t know the data, they don’t believe the data and worse they don’t care.”

During a previous segment of Fox & Friends earlier on Thursday, co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade mocked the media for appearing to take notes from Democratic talking points, saying Trump has “manufactured” the crisis at the southern border.

“Man oh man, if I had a nickel for every time the Democrats said ‘manufactured’ over the last 72 hours, I’d be wealthier,” Doocy said. “Then again if I had a nickel every time members of the media used the same word, manufactured, listen to this.”

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for Townhall.com and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.