President Trump saying he would pardon the acting director of DHS if he stops migrants isn’t beyond belief. In fact, I believe this is something the president might say to his confidants.
But that doesn’t mean he actually said it. Nevertheless, CNN reports this news as “almost” fact.
President Donald Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from entering the US in defiance of US law, senior administration officials tell CNN.
Trump reportedly made the comment during a visit to the border at Calexico, California, a week ago. It was not clear if the comment was a joke.
Two officials briefed on the exchange say the President told McAleenan, since named the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, that he “would pardon him if he ever went to jail for denying US entry to migrants,” as one of the officials paraphrased.
The White House referred CNN to the Department of Homeland Security. A DHS spokesman told CNN, “At no time has the President indicated, asked, directed or pressured the Acting Secretary to do anything illegal. Nor would the Acting Secretary take actions that are not in accordance with our responsibility to enforce the law.”
Trump denied reports he offered pardons in a tweet late Friday night.
CNN continued with this story despite the total denial by the president.
Another Fake Story on @NBCNews that I offered Pardons to Homeland Securiy personnel in case they broke the law regarding illegal immigration and sanctuary cities. Of course this is not true. Mainstream Media is corrupt and getting worse, if that is possible, every day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2019
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Since when did news become about what somebody said somebody might have said?
Moreover, how do you possibly run with a story where the person abjectly denies that he said it?!
Jake Tapper of CNN and his “source” NBC News should be ashamed of this reporting.
The article continues in its attempt to rationalize “fake news”:
Behind the scenes, two sources told CNN, the President told border agents to not let migrants in. Tell them we don’t have the capacity, he said. If judges give you trouble, say, “Sorry, judge, I can’t do it. We don’t have the room.”
This is what President Trump supposedly said. But it gets worse, as CNN implies even more.
After the President left the room, agents sought further advice from their leaders, who told them they were not giving them that direction and if they did what the President said they would take on personal liability. You have to follow the law, they were told.
So in other words, once Trump the doofus left the room, the border agents sought real leadership?
I call bullsh*t on this nonsense. But there was even more BS, as the article tries to blame this on Trump’s supposed frustration.
Trump has grown frustrated by the number of migrants apprehended at the southern border, placing blame on Democrats and the nation’s immigration laws. On Friday, the President said he’s considering releasing immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities in part to retaliate against Democrats, undercutting earlier denials from his own administration officials.
What CNN says unknowingly is Leftists are not frustrated by the border crisis. Because isn’t President Trump correct to be frustrated by an untenable situation caused by Democrats.
The good news
President Trump again calls out the media for vicious lies. And the public sees that truth more and more.
Next, the president will get his border wall, and Americans will be protected from invading hordes.
Finally, the president will win re-election in 2020 and he will have both the House and the Senate. Politics in America will be changed for the next decade at least. And it will finally favor the good guys.