President Trump on Friday told NYT reporter ‘Emily Cochrane’ “don’t be a baby.” After she asked a follow-up question about his anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Trump’s comments came during a roundtable with journalists before he attended a rally to support Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally.
I asked President Trump what evidence he had that “hardened criminals” are trying to enter the country. “Oh please, please, don’t be a baby,” was his response.
— Emily Cochrane (@ESCochrane) October 20, 2018
Trump shakes his head as he answered Cochrane.
“Oh, please. Please. Don’t be a baby. OK? Take a look. Just take a look. Look at what’s happening. Look at the Mexican soldiers that are laying on the ground. Take a look. These are hardened — I didn’t say in all cases,”
Then, he added, “And neither does our country want them in our country. Okay?”
Reporter: "What evidence do you have that these are hardened criminals that are coming to the United States?"
President Trump: "Oh, please. Please. Don't be a baby. Okay? Take a look…I didn't say in all cases. But in many cases, these are hardened criminals." pic.twitter.com/rHWySuvR8e
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 20, 2018
President Trump made his position clear with three tweets on Thursday, claiming that Central American people entering the U.S. via the U.S.-Mexico border include “MANY CRIMINALS” and “Criminal elements.”