Former President Barack Obama lashed out at President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind his DACA executive action, labeling the move as ‘cruel’ in an immediate admonition of his predecessor following the move.
Obama defended DREAMers – people brought here illegally as children –– as ‘patriots’ who are ‘American in their hearts’ – and cast Trump’s move as ‘political’ decision.
‘To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong,’ Obama wrote in a Facebook post published hours after Trump announced his decision in a written statement following a speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The White House pushed back that President Donald Trump is not ‘cold-hearted,’ as critics of his DACA decision have claimed, as it headed into battle with Congress again over the president’s illegal immigration demands.
Trump is acting out of ‘compassion’ for out-of-work Americans who want him to enforce stronger borders,’ the president’s spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told journalists Tuesday afternoon.