Trump took to Twitter this morning to both criticize Democrats and give them some helpful advice.
First, he went after Democrats for not wanting his administration to detain and deport criminal illegals:
The Democrats do not want us to detain, or send back, criminal aliens! This is a brand new demand. Crazy!
The Democrats do not want us to detain, or send back, criminal aliens! This is a brand new demand. Crazy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2019
What I believe Trump is referring to is this revelation from over the weekend that Democrats want to decrease the number of beds used to detain criminal illegals:
DAILY CALLER – Democrats on the bicameral Homeland Security funding conference committee are demanding that border security appropriations include a limit to the number of beds at immigration detention facilities.
The committee signaled last week that they are nearing a final border security deal that could be voted on prior to the Feb. 15 funding deadline. However, Republican Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, a key member of the committee, revealed on Sunday morning that negotiations have hit a stalemate since Democrats demanded a limit to how many criminals Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is allowed to detain.
“I think the talks are stalled right now. I’m hoping we can get off the dime later today or in the morning because time is ticking away but we’ve got some problems with the Democrats dealing with ICE, that is detaining criminals that come into the U.S. and they want a cap on them,” Shelby said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We don’t want a cap on that.”
The Democrats have proposed a new 16,500 bed cap on the number of detention beds that would be used for interior enforcement, meaning individuals that are apprehended for violations within the United States, reported The Wall Street Journal. That cap would also apply to violent criminals.
“Democrats now want a hard cap on the number of beds at ICE detention facilities. How is that a serious or defensible position?” Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows tweeted. “They are openly trying to hamstring law enforcement and make it easier for thousands of migrants (some with criminal records) to be released into the US.”
“Now, apparently, not only is it enough they want to abolish ICE. They want to abolish the bed spaces available to the country to house violent offenders so they can be held and deported,” Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Fox News. “I promise you this. Donald Trump is not going to sign any bill that reduces the number of bed spaces available to hold violent offenders who come across our border. He can’t do that. He won’t do that.”
Dang. Democrats will stop at nothing to try and turn America into a “sanctuary country.”
Trump then turned around and gave Democrats some much-needed advice:
The Democrats are so self righteous and ANGRY! Loosen up and have some fun. The Country is doing well!
The Democrats are so self righteous and ANGRY! Loosen up and have some fun. The Country is doing well!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2019
LOL! Democrats loosening up while Trump is president is never gonna happen. They are too angry, as he notes. But I can’t blame him for trying!