Sarah Sanders has just given notice to the nation that President Trump has no choice but to move forward with plans to close the border.
President Trump has been threatening to close the southern border since last week. He tweeted on March 29th that if Mexico doesn’t stop the illegal crossings, he will be “CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week.”
Democrats have largely brushed off the threats, but White House Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders has indicated that Trump is serious about following through.
Sanders revealed that President Trump does not want to take such drastic action, but feels backed into a corner.
In a statement to Fox News, Sanders said that “Democrats in Congress are leaving us no choice. This is not the path the president wants to take, but they’re leaving us no choice because they’re unwilling to work with us to fix the problem.”
Sanders also said that Trump has weighed the cost of closing the border, and has decided that the closure is necessary to protect the lives of US citizens. Sanders closed by saying that “the president’s No. 1 responsibility is to protect American life.”
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