Why Obama says he didn’t visit the U.S.-Mexico border


By Brian Hughes | Washington Examiner

President Obama in a hastily arranged press conference Wednesday insisted that he had not visited the U.S.-Mexico border during a trip toTexas because it would amount to political theater.

“This isn’t theater. This is a problem,” Obama said in Dallas following a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to discuss the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the southwest border. “

“I’m not interested in photo ops,” he added. “I’m interested in solving a problem.”

Republicans have hammered Obama for not visiting the border while tens of thousands of minors enter the U.S. illegally from Central America.

The president on Tuesday requested $3.7 billion in additional funding from Congress to help speed the deportations of minors back to their home countries.

at Washington Examiner.