Trump: We Want Strong Border And No Crime, Democrats Want Open Borders And Don't Care About Crime

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President Trump and Jordan's King Abdullah met in the White House Monday. President Trump took the opportunity in front of the cameras to comment on his Friday executive order ending the family separation policy for detained illegal immigrants.

"We want a system where, when people come in illegally, they have to go out. And a nice simple system that works," the president said.

"You know, Mexico holds people for four hours, for five hours, for two hours and they're gone. We have people for four, five, six years and they never leave. So we want to have a great immigration," he added.





"What we have is very simple: We want strong borders, and we want no crime. Strong borders, we want no crime. The Democrats want open borders, and they don't care about crime, and they don't care about our military. I care about our military. That's what we want, and that's what we're going to get, and we're going to get it sooner than people think."

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: The executive order was great. It was something that I felt we had to do. We want children staying together. The law has been this law for a long period of time. You would understand this better than most, because of the great job you do in your country.

No, it was, there was a false story, fake news in The New York Times. Just the opposite -- I wanted to sign that. In fact, I was staying yesterday, before I read this phony story in The New York Times, that -- that I was very, very happy that I signed that.

And it also -- it shows, you know, we're all talking about humanity, whether it's what you're doing in Jordan, or whether it's what we're doing here. The laws are obsolete. The laws are horrible, having to do with the border, both in terms of security, and in terms of taking care of people. President Obama had a big problem. In fact, a lot of the pictures used they thought would be -- I guess -- I don't know what you folks did. You used pictures from 2014. They were all taken during the Obama administration.

But the Bush administration had the same. It's the same laws. They're a disaster. The laws have to be changed, and whether it's North Korea, or whether it's so many different things like trade, we're taking care of a lot of problems that should have been taken care of over the years. Well, one of the highest on the list is immigration, and we have to change our laws. We have to make them sensible.

They came in to see me last week. They said, "We'd like to hire 5,000 more judges" -- 5,000. You ever hear of a thing like that? Judges. Well, we're appointing 145 judges here, and every one goes through this extreme vetting process. Talking about 5,000. Where do you find 5,000 people to be judges? And you know what it leads? It leads to graft. It leads to a lot of other things.

We want a system where, when people come in illegally, they have to go out. And a nice simple system that works.

You know, Mexico holds people for four hours, for five hours, for two hours and they're gone. We have people for four, five, six years and they never leave. So we want to have a great immigration.

What we have is very simple: We want strong borders, and we want no crime. Strong borders, we want no crime. The Democrats want open borders, and they don't care about crime, and they don't care about our military. I care about our military. That's what we want, and that's what we're going to get, and we're going to get it sooner than people think.

Thank you very much. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you all very much.

(CROSSTALK)

QUESTION: (inaudible)

TRUMP: We're doing -- we're doing very well in the Middle East. We're doing very well in the Middle East, yes. Thank you. Thank you very much.

(CROSSTALK)

QUESTION: When do you want to release the Middle East peace plan?

TRUMP: I can only say this, and His Majesty knows we're doing very well in the Middle East. A lot of progress has been made in the Middle East, a lot, and it really started with the end of the horrible Iran deal. That deal was a disaster, and things are a lot different since we ended that -- a lot different.

Thank you all very much.

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