Benny Johnson | Columnist, Viral Politics
President Trump used old clips of Democrat leaders sharing their past — and somewhat surprising — ideas about immigration in a recent video released in favor of border security.
“The Democrats are absolute hypocrites. All along, theyve been supporting walls,” Trump began in the video, speaking from the White House Rose Garden. The video then cuts to clips of Democratic leaders Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer talking tough on immigration.
“Illegal immigration is wrong. Plain and simple,” Schumer said.
Hillary Clintons clip shows her bragging about voting in favor of funding “a barrier to try and prevent illegal immigrants from coming in.”
Obamas clip shows the then-Senator saying, “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked.”
Lets not do a shutdown, Democrats – do whats right for the American People! pic.twitter.com/bZg07ZKQqo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2018
Trump continued his narrative after the clips, saying, “They only dont want to [build the wall] because of me.”
Trump promised the viewers that he will do “whatever it takes” to get a border wall. “Whatever it takes to get border security I will do it,” Trump said.(Related: Trump Says Im Proud To Shut Down Government To Schumer, Pelosi)