Liberals are up in arms about President Trump’s controversial decision to let Obama’s “Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals” executive order expire—but there’s one prominent Democrat who can’t say much:
During a 2014 CNN interview, Hillary Clinton was caught telling CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that she believes illegal immigrant kids should get the boot back across the border—regardless of when, how, or at what age they first came into the United States.
“We have to send a clear message, just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay,” Clinton told Amanpour. “So, we don’t want to send a message that is contrary to our laws or will encourage more children to make that dangerous journey.”
Amanpour clarified: “So, you’re saying they should be sent back now?”
“Well, they should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who responsible adults in their families are, because there are concerns whether all of them should be sent back,” said Clinton. “But I think all of them who can be should be reunited with their families” back in their home countries.
Despite Clinton’s comments—which only came three years ago, shortly before she announced her latest campaign for the White House—liberals have currently been lock-step in opposing Trump’s DACA repeal.
For example, Clinton’s former Democratic primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders said that repealing DACA would be “one of the ugliest and cruelest decisions ever made by a president.”
This isn’t the first time one of Hillary Clinton’s past positions inadvertently agreed with Trump–and ran afoul of the Democratic Party’s new leftward sprint after her loss in November.
As was widely noted in the 2016 election, she also voted in 2006 as Senator from New York to fund a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border—a cornerstone of Trump’s campaign promises, and a border security action now being declared “racist” by the liberal left.