President Trump continued his rant about sanctuary cities on Saturday night, stating California is well known for its 'poor management' and 'high taxes.'
Trump took to his Twitter on Saturday night to blast the Golden State as he continued his diatribe against sanctuary cities.
'Just out: The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities,' Trump claimed.
'We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!
President Trump unleashed a tweetstorm on Saturday in response to a New York Times report about his attempts to curb illegal immigration. He slammed California in the latest of the tweets
'Just out: The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities,' Trump claimed
Earlier, Trump lashed out at The New York Times over a report which claimed that last week he pressured the new acting head of Homeland Security to close the U.S.-Mexico border to migrants even though he said he would delay the move for a year.
The president also took aim in his tweetstorm at the mayor of Oakland and sanctuary cities in the wake of other reports which claimed the administration was considering relocating ICE detainees in Democratic-run towns.
Trump tweeted on Saturday: ‘The New York Times Sanctuary Cities/Immigration story today was knowingly wrong on almost every fact.
‘They never call to check for truth. Their sources often don’t even exist, a fraud.
‘They will lie & cheat anyway possible to make me look bad. In 6 years they will be gone........’
Trump slammed the Times for a story that was 'wrong on almost every fact'
Trump said that the Times had to 'beg their fleeing subscribers for forgiveness' after the 2016 election
Trump denied reports claiming that he offered pardons to Homeland Security officials who may get in trouble with the law by turning away asylum seekers at the border
Trump also took aim at Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and other 'sanctuary cities'
The president demanded that Democrats 'change the immigration laws fast' and that sanctuary cities 'take care of...gang members, drug dealers, human traffickers, and criminals of all shapes, sizes, and kinds'
The Times story claimed that Trump leaned on Kevin McAleenan - who took over as acting Homeland Security secretary, succeeding Kirstjen Nielsen - to seal the border with Mexico.
Earlier this month, Trump threatened to close the border with Mexico in an effort to keep out migrants seeking to enter the United States.
But he took a step back from his threat, as pressure mounted from companies worried that a shutdown would cause chaos to supply chains.
Closing the border could disrupt millions of legal crossings and billions of dollars in trade.
The Times story claimed that Trump leaned on Kevin McAleenan - who took over as acting Homeland Security secretary - to seal the border with Mexico. Earlier this month, Trump threatened to close the border in an effort to keep out migrants seeking to enter the U.S.
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