‘Zero Chance’ — Trump Hits Back At Calls To Abolish ICE

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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President Donald Trump responded to growing calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Saturday morning, saying, “Zero chance, It will never happen.”

The president sent a tweet aimed at Democrats, some of whom have openly called for ICE to be reorganized or disbanded altogether. He also defended ICE’s accomplishments, particularly with regard to the violent gang MS-13.

Trump followed up with another tweet promising that ICE would not be abolished on his watch.(RELATED: Kirsten Gillibrand: First Senator To Call For ICE To Be Abolished)

Thus far, nine sitting members of Congress (all Democrats) have claimed that ICE need to go. Those nine are Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Kamala Harris (CA) — who are both considered to be “in the running” for the 2020 presidential nomination — and Representatives Mark Pocan (WI), Pramila Jayapal (WA), Earl Blumenauer (OR), Nydia Velasquez (NY), Jim McGovern (MA), Raul Grijalva (AZ) and Michael Capuano (MA).