Democrats have been changing their tune about the very real Southern border crisis, realizing that US government infrastructure is not properly funded to handle such a flood of immigrants, both legitimate refugees and illegals. Fox News reports:
Mainstream media and congressional Democrats alike were in lockstep just months ago that the situation along the southern border was a “manufactured crisis” being ginned up by the president for political reasons— but the narrative has swiftly shifted as those same voices now acknowledge the crisis while citing the conditions to attack the Trump administration.
President Trump highlighted the change in tone in brief remarks to reporters Wednesday afternoon.
After Trump in January declared a “humanitarian and security crisis” during a primetime Oval Office address, Sen. Chuck Schumer, speaking beside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said Trump was working to “manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.” Party leader Tom Perez also called it “manufactured.”
Democrats, many of whom downplayed the Central American caravans back in 2018, renewed their skepticism again after Trump declared a national emergency in February in pursuit of a border wall. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., described it as a “‘crisis’ that doesn’t exist.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted at the time that “we’re not falling” for the “fake crisis.”
Congress is working on passing a resolution releasing critically needed funds, but President Trump will have to make sure that no rider amendments are included that would go against his America First platform.