Judge Napolitano on Political Fallout From Migrant Family Separation: The ‘Democrats Have Captured the Day’


As Donald Trump seems about ready to reverse on his administration’s policy on the southern border, Judge Andrew Napolitano says the president seems to have lost the politcal battle on this issue.

The Fox News senior judicial analyst was today’s #OneLuckyGuy on Outnumbered, and his conversation with the ladies gravitated around the long-term connotations of Trump’s policy separating migrant children from their families. As Napolitano talked about how Trump and his political opponents have used the migrant situation as a negotiation point, he said that the White House’s current trajectory shows that they’ve realized the current controversy is too politically damaging to sustain.

“About an hour and a half ago I was filming a clip in front of the building. Somebody came up to me, I don’t want to say who it was. We all know this person, the person has been on this show, the person is very familiar with the White House who said to me ‘Their internal polls are killing them. The president has got to do something immediately.’ The phrase I used to John Roberts a few minutes ago, the Democrats have captured the day on this.”

As the discussion turned to what Congress needs to do to follow up on Trump’s executive actions here, Napolitano said POTUS will defuse the worst of the blowback to himself by showing “compassion” at this moment. He particularly expressed support for the bill Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) proposed earlier this week to change the immigration system and keep families together.

Dagen McDowell tangled with Napolitano at one point as she blasted Democrats and said they’re using the migrant children for political gain. As she criticized Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for saying Trump could use executive authority to change his administration’s policy, Napolitano reminded her that it “sounds like [Trump] is about to do [that].”

Kennedy followed up by saying Democrats will continue to exploit the issue for political reasons, though Napolitano stood by what he said earlier this week that “putting these kids in confinement is child abuse.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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