Beckel: Obama Ignoring Border Crisis for Political Reasons

Beckel: Obama Ignoring Border Crisis for Political Reasons

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “American Newsroom,” a frustrated host Martha MacCallum asked liberal commentator Bob Beckel why President Barack Obama was doing nothing to “help these children” on the border. Beckel said, being “brutality frank” the president is ignoring the humanitarian crisis for political reasons.

Beckel said, “Let me be brutally frank here” then said, “the dependence” the Democrat party has on Hispanic voters “is significant” but he added “right now his own constituency in Chicago and other places are saying what about ours.”

When pressed by MacCallum, Beckel admitted ignoring the children was a political calculation on the president’s part. 

“If I was advising him, I would advise him to do that — straddle the fence,” Beckel said. “Right now his own constituency in Chicago and other places are saying what about ours.”

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