VIDEO: Obama Administration Defends Trump’s “Gang of 8” Immigration Policies
By Mike KriegerPublished Aug 14, 2018 07:11:10The Obama administration’s claim that President Donald Trump’s immigration policies are the result of a “gang of 8″—the names of his Cabinet members and top Cabinet members who have endorsed his controversial immigration policies—has been challenged.
According to the Washington Post, the White House has released a statement that “understands the context in which the President’s views were articulated” and that “this Administration is focused on protecting the American people, not scapegoating groups or individuals.”
The statement says that Trump is “a president who believes in bringing people together.”
The Washington Post also notes that the White in the statement refers to Trump as a “President.”
In the statement, the administration claims that “the President believes in working with the Congress to enact commonsense reforms that will make our country stronger, safer, and more prosperous.”
The White House statement continues that “Trump has always championed the common good, and believes that people should not be judged by how they treat others.
The President’s Administration is committed to ensuring that we’re able to protect the rights of all Americans and make the country a better place to live.”
The Hill has reached out to the White house for comment and will update this post with more information.