President Trump called-out the state of California and its “disgraceful” sanctuary cities Thursday over their refusal to cooperate with the federal government in reducing illegal immigration; threatening to remove ICE agents throughout the state if they continue to shelter undocumented workers from the agency.
President Trump and his administration have focused on deporting MS-13 gang members throughout the country -and specifically in California- as a major national security priority; telling reporters at the White House he’s received “no help” from the state.
“If I wanted to pull my people out of California you would see a crime-nest like you’ve never seen before,” Trump warned. “All I have to do is say, ‘ICE and Border Patrol, leave California alone.’ You would see crime like nobody has seen crime in this country. I could do it.”
The Commander-in-Chief predicted that California and local governments would be “begging” for him to reinstate the agency; citing record spikes in crime, drug use, and homelessness after the state declared itself a “sanctuary” for illegal aliens.
Watch the President’s comments above.