Andrea Mitchell: 'Bad Political Optics' for Obama to Skip Border Visit During Fundraising Trip

Andrea Mitchell: 'Bad Political Optics' for Obama to Skip Border Visit During Fundraising Trip

Monday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” USA Today’s Susan Page and host Andrea Mitchell both agreed President Barack Obama’s refusal to go the the U.S.-Mexico border and tour the facilities holding thousands of unaccompanied children who have flooded into the country illegally in hopes of qualifying for Obama’s unilateral executive version of the DREAM Act is “pretty bad political optics.”

Mitchell said, “It’s awfully hard for him to go to Texas, raise money after a trip to Colorado raising money and then not go to the border, to not see it for himself, although it would be glorified photo opportunity, still, it’s pretty bad political optics.”

“We call it the optics. that’s right,” Page replied. “The optics tough to be there, especially on a fund raising mission and then not to go see what’s happening, even though these things with presidents are often photo-opes and a demonstration of president being on the job.”

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