President Donald Trump isn’t a fan of Democrats’ line about the situation at the border.
Democrats have called Trump’s fervor for a border wall and ramped-up rhetoric about illegal immigration a “manufactured crisis.” During a trip to the border on Thursday, Trump said the word “manufactured” is … manufactured.
“They say this is a manufactured crisis. That’s their new sound bite … every network has ‘manufactured crisis.’ But it’s not. What’s manufactured is the word ‘manufactured,'” Trump said, according to a White House pool report.
Speaking of fabricated imagery, Trump himself reportedly told TV anchors that his border trip amounted to a photo op. “It’s not going to change a damn thing, but I’m still doing it,” Trump said ahead of his prime time address on immigration, according to the New York Times.