President Trump took to social media on Saturday to deride U.S. immigration laws as “the dumbest anywhere in the world,” and to highlight Republicans’ platform for “Strong Borders,” as thousands of protesters nationwide rallied for the reunion of parents and children separated at the nation’s southern border.
“When people come into our Country illegally, we must IMMEDIATELY escort them back out without going through years of legal maneuvering,” Trump tweeted. “Our laws are the dumbest anywhere in the world.”
When people come into our Country illegally, we must IMMEDIATELY escort them back out without going through years of legal maneuvering. Our laws are the dumbest anywhere in the world. Republicans want Strong Borders and no Crime. Dems want Open Borders and are weak on Crime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2018
He went on to add that the GOP sought “Strong Borders and no Crime,” as opposed to Democrats, who he maintained “want Open Borders and are weak on Crime!”
All across the country, people hit the streets to protest the Trump administration’s controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy. During an event orchestrated in Los Angeles, protesters lofted signs that read, “Asylum not abuse” and “No human is illegal.”
People also braved scorching temperatures to gather in cities such as Detroit and downtown Chicago, where the heat index was as high as 110 degrees.
Some protesters even showed up around Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, N.J., where he is spending the weekend, waving signs bearing such sentiments as “Do you know where our children are?” and “Even the Trump family belongs together.”