On a recent broadcast
New York City Mayor, and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, Bill de Blasio told Sean Hannity he supports border security — just not the way President Trump wants it.
The Mayor claimed in an explosive interview last week on “Hannity,” that a border wall with Mexico is unnecessary but some reforms are needed,
“I support border security but not walls,” he said.
“I don’t think we need additional walls because, look, there are 11 million people here right now.” Adding, “There’s no invasion. There are people here already who are part of our community.”
At a May rally in the Florida panhandle, President Trump likened the influx of illegal immigrants to an “invasion.”
“When you see these caravans starting out with 20,000 people, that’s an invasion,” Trump said at the Panama City event.
Bad People Will Get In – “With or Without a Wall”
In his interview with Hannity, de Blasio also reacted to the import of illicit drugs and immigration of illegal aliens who are criminals, across the southern border.
“People get in with a wall or without a wall, that’s not how you do it,” he said.
“You create an actual border security mechanism. You have every tool you need and you create a reality in our communities where police and communities are working together.”
At one point, he pushed back on Hannity’s use of the words, “sanctuary city,” to describe municipalities that ignore federal immigration law.
“I don’t accept any of these terms,” he said.
Regarding illegal immigrants being granted access to health care services in New York City, the mayor argued the undocumented residents would cost the taxpayers money for their treatment either way.
“Folks go to the emergency room… who’s paying for it?”
Then the former city councilman from Brooklyn added, “These are human beings who are part of our economy and part of our neighborhood.”
Meanwhile, voters in his own City, aren’t too fond of Bill de Blasio as a mayor or as a presidential candidate, according to a poll released one day before his appearance on “Hannity”.
The poll conducted by Siena College found that the mayor is less popular with New Yorkers than President Donald Trump. De Blasio received a 26% favorability rating and 57% unfavorability, compared to Trump’s 35-62%. The poll was conducted between July 28 and Aug. 1, and included responses from 810 registered voters in New York State.
Nationally, among the over 20 candidates for the 2020 Democratic candidates, di Blasio has consistently polled at the bottom, rarely raising over 0% to a maximum of 1%.