Media Using the C-Word (“Crisis”)

White House requests $3.7 billion in emergency funds for border crisis

Washington Post 

Daniel’s journey: How thousands of children are creating a crisis in America 

CNN

Shocking Photos Of Humanitarian Crisis On U.S. Border Emerge

Huffington Post

“$3.7 billion [requested] to cope with the humanitarian crisis on the border and the spike in illegal crossings by unaccompanied minors from Central America.”

ABC News

Caveat: Those media quotes are from 2014 when President Obama was requesting emergency funds to deal with the border crisis.

My go-to question for Democratic politicians would be “How do you respond to the president’s statement that we have a humanitarian crisis at the border?” And when they’re done with their predictably withering response, I’d say, “No, I was referring to President Obama’s statement.”

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