CBS White House correspondent Major Garret asked White House press secretary Josh Earnest if he thought the optics of President Obama traveling to Texas for “fundraisers only” was a wise decision given the on going humanitarian crises of gang members, adults, and unaccompanied children crossing the border.
“With this on going humanitarian crisis and significant policy issue that is alarming people not only in Texas but obviously now places where you are trying to take these unaccompanied kids are you comfortable with the optics of the president going to fundraisers only and not taking an eyeball look himself at whats going on at the border?” Garrett asked.
Ernest went on to rattle off about other White House officials, not Obama, who’ve visited the border.
Garrett followed up asking, “The president still has no plans to go to the border?”
Then, without a hint of shame, Earnest said “that’s the continued plan. Right now there’s no plan to visit the border while he’s in Texas.”
These comments came just hours after Texas Governor Rick Perry told a Fox News Anchor that Obama hasn’t even bothered to give him a call to discuss the crisis on the Mexican border.
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