When a campaign crowd began to boo Donald Trump (R-NY) about his immigration policies, President Obama stopped it and offered up a much better alternative.
Obama campaigned with presumptive Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) today. An obviously energized Obama talked about the importance of immigration reform and his confidence that Clinton’s leadership can make it happen.
“Her brand of leadership can fix a broken immigration system so that it lives up to our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. Now, unless you’re a Native American, somebody brought you here. […] And not everybody had their papers straight when they came. I’m just saying.”
Then Obama became more serious. He noted that there are millions of undocumented young people in this country who want to give back to it by becoming doctors, going to college, serving in the military, etc. But they have been stymied by the do-nothing Republicans.
“For years, the Republicans who run this Congress, they talked a good game about immigration reform, and then they don’t do anything. And now they’ve picked a nominee whose only plan is to build a higher wall. That’s not a plan!”
Not surprisingly, the crowd began to boo. So Obama interrupted.
“No, no, no, no, no. Hold on a second. I was waiting for this opportunity. Don’t boo. Vote.”
That drew wild cheers and applause.
Our president is right. The only way to make sure Donald Trump doesn’t become president is to make sure you are registered, and then make sure to vote.
Watch Obama make the case below.
— Brook Bufa (@jupiter896) July 6, 2016
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