Dem Rep Grijalva on Trump ‘Infest’ Tweet: Only Infestation Is From Trump Admin

On Tuesday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) reacted to President Trump’s tweet that Democrats “want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country,” by stating that the only infestation in the US is coming from the Trump administration.

Grijalva said, “I think that — you know, this is the rhetoric that Trump has used all along on the issue of immigration. That’s what prevented any reasonable movement to try to deal with DREAMers, and now, the collateral damage, in his mind, of these children is kind of irrelevant. The only infestation, seriously, that’s going on in this country is from the Trump administration, where we’re infesting ourselves and we’re losing our moral campus…the infestation of lies and the loss of truth, and the infestation of losing our empathy and our moral compass as a nation. That’s what at stake here, and the biggest threat to our character as a people and our character as a country comes from the administration and their persistence on using these children as negotiating pawns for a wall, or using them part of a political strategy for the midterms, to keep people riled up around fearmongering and the bigotry that spews from this president time and time again.”

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