Kushner: Trump’s border threats are intended “to pressure everybody”

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Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, told Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday that the president’s threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border are a way “to pressure everybody” into taking action to limit illegal immigration.

Trump has threatened to close the southern frontier as soon as this week if Mexico does not “immediately stop” a surge of migrants flooding into the U.S. illegally. In a tweet Sunday, Trump accused Democrats of “allowing a ridiculous asylum system and major loopholes to remain as a mainstay of our immigration system.”

“Mexico is likewise doing NOTHING, a very bad combination for our Country,” Trump added.

Kushner also discussed the mainstream media’s coverage of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation with host Laura Ingraham.

“Look, the number of times that CNN wrote things about me that I would then call and say, ‘That’s not true,’ [and] they would say, ‘Well, we have a source,'” Kushner said. “It is what it is … I just hope that going forward, everyone will look at it and maybe have a little bit of cooler heads and focus that we’re all on the same team. We’re all here for America.”

We would post a video of the interview, but the code of dress does not adhere to our standards.

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