President Donald Trump accused Democrats of not minding crime during a White House event honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border patrol agents on Monday.
Trump listed various statistics for the amount of crime near the border, noting that ICE and the CBP seized 2.8 million pounds “illicit and deadly” narcotics at the border and arrested over 127,000 criminal aliens.
Those “tough ones” arrested, Trump claimed, were “charged or convicted of 48,000 assaults, 12,000 sex crimes and 1800 homicides.”
“We need strong people to handle those people,” the president said. “We don’t play games, right? We don’t play games.”
Democrats’ opposition to building a border wall proves that they “don’t mind crime,” Trump alleged.
“We’re building the wall, step by step, and it is not easy because we have a little opposition called the Democrats. I guess they just don’t mind crime,” Trump said. “They don’t mind crime. It’s pretty sad.”