In a rambling, at times almost incoherent phone interview he gave to “Sunday Futures” host Maria Bartiromo of Fox that aired Sunday, President Donald Trump said crossing the border from Mexico to the United States is “like Disneyland now” and demanded that Congress concede to his every demand on the issue of immigration.
It was immigration that was foremost on Trump’s mind, and he attempted to blame his predecessors for any and all problems with the U.S. immigration system:
“When they used to separate children, which was done during the Obama administration, with Bush, with us, with everybody, far fewer people would come, and we’ve been on a humane basis, it’s pretty bad.
“We go out and we stop the separation. The problem is you have 10 times more people coming up with their families it’s like Disneyland now.”
Trump also seemed to suggest that those who seek asylum in the U.S. should be denied their day in court and immediately sent back to the country they came from:
“What we need is new laws that don’t allow this so when somebody comes in, we say sorry you’ve got to go out. We don’t need a court system. We have a court system that has 900,000 cases behind it. In other words they have a court which needs to hear 900,000 cases.”
That rant was followed by the president trying to strong arm Congress into doing whatever he asks of them:
“How ridiculous is this? This has been building up for many years and it’s just a system that Congress can fix, Maria, and they don’t get off their ass and it’s the Democrats that can solve it so quickly because we have all of the infrastructure and I’ll have the wall up, by the end of next year, most of the wall will be up.”
Actually, the wall will NOT be up by the end of next year, and Trump cannot build any new sections of his long-promised wall while his national emergency declaration is being litigated in the courts.
Asked by Bartiromo if he thought there would be any legislation on immigration and asylum that can pass this year, Trump sounded surprisingly optimistic, even though the House is held by Democrats who have no reason to compromise with the administration:
“We have a package of things that we’re asking for, and we’re actually going for a much bigger package than rather than those little things which are not little at all in terms of their importance, but we’re making a plan where we’re really talking about immigration laws at a much larger scale and we also have a plan for people coming in because we have so many companies coming into the United States because of my plan and because of our tax cuts and the tax plan, it’s really tax cut and jobs plan, we have so many companies — you know it better than anybody.”
As usual, delusion is the word of the day in Trump world. This deluded little man thinks he has a solution to every problem even though he cannot even get his own thoughts together long enough to give a coherent interview.