CNN Reporter: Democrats Need Trump’s Policies to Tackle Border Crisis

CNN Senior White House Correspondent MJ Lee has admitted that the Democrats need to bring back President Donald Trump’s policies in order to tackle the out-of-control border crisis.

Lee made the surprising comments about the White House on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Inside Politics,” as Breitbart News reported.

The commentator said in the interview that President Joe Biden and the Democrats know they have to act on immigration.

She argued that the Biden admin need to bring back Trump’s policies that the Democrats previously criticized.

“But what they want to maintain is this idea that they are the party that supports humane policies, that they are compassionate,” the CNN White House correspondent said.

“But I think getting to those policies is sort of the existential question that is so, so challenging,” Lee added.

Lee also stated that “the juggling act for Democrats right now is that they sort of want the thing that they publicly say or have said they are not for.”

She made these statements in reference to the fact that Democrats are aware of the pressing needs at the border as a result of the surge in the number of migrants.

“I think the White House and President Biden, certainly, they have felt increasing pressure to get more involved, to show that they are more involved, to get some kind of deal through, particularly because they have talked for so long about how much they need this Ukraine aid, you saw that last week with President Zelensky visiting Washington, D.C.,” Lee said.

“I think what is so telling from the last couple of days is the real sense of optimism, if you can call it that, any sort of real urgency, you’re really seeing come from the Democrats rather than the Republicans,” she went on.

The commentator went on to say that Republicans have been saying they were leaving town and would resume in January, asserting that Democrats were more dedicated to dealing with illegal immigration.

“I think in some ways, that’s really revealing about which party almost needs this more right now,” Lee said.

“The Democrats, they very much recognize that the border is a problem.

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“The issue is that some of these policies that they are considering and talking about, they are quite unpalatable politically, particularly the ones that sort of resemble some of these former Trump-era policies.”

“So, I think the juggling act for Democrats right now is that they sort of want the thing that they publicly say or have said they are not for,” she noted.

Later, she added, “I think one of the things that — one of the reasons that the immigration issue is so challenging, to state the obvious, for Democrats in this White House is that it’s so visually evocative, right?

“You have these scenes of migrants that are going through these dire circumstances to get to the border, to cross the border, and I think Democrats very much recognize that.

The commentator went on to say that in the last year, it has been demonstrated to be an “incredibly challenging this issue has been for this White House.

“You look at Title 42 as such a great example of a piece of policy that Democrats for so long had said was inhumane, didn’t treat people well, it was something that they detested, and was completely a Trump-era policy,” she said.

“But then when the time came for that policy to expire, you saw what a difficult time Democrats had with confronting the reality that it was going to expire because they had become dependent on that kind of policy to keep things under control.”

“So, now, when you have this influx of migrants, they do need something, but what they want to maintain is this idea that they are the party that supports humane policies, that they are compassionate, but I think getting to those policies is sort of the existential question that is so, so challenging for Democrats.”

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By Nick R. Hamilton

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