Obama: Trump and Cruz harming foreign policy
President Obama said the policies of both candidates are “draconian” and harming the country.
Obama…responded to a question by ABC News onDonald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S-Mexican border.
“This is just one more example of something that is not thought through and is primarily put forward for political consumption,” Obama said. “I’ve tried to emphasize throughout [that] we’ve got serious problems here. We’ve got big issues around the world. People expect the president of the United States and the elected officials in this country to treat these problems seriously, to put forward policies that have been examined, analyzed, are effective, where unintended consequences are taken into account.”
“The implications with respect to ending remittances, many of which by the way are from legal immigrants and from individuals who are sending money back to their families, are enormous,” Obama said. “First of all, they’re impractical. We just talked about the difficulties of trying to enforce huge outflows of capital. The notion that were going to track every Western Union bit of money that’s being sent to Mexico — good luck with that.”