As failed presidential candidate and corrupt, inveterate liar Hillary Clinton begins a tour to promote her new book What Happened (everyone but Hillary seems to know the obvious answer to that), a video clip of an old interview has begun circulating online in which Hillary seems to take the same law-and-order position on illegal immigrant children that is getting President Donald Trump smeared by the likes of Barack Obama as "cruel."
Mediaite reports that in the 2014 interview with CNN leftist activist -- oops, I mean journalist -- Christiane Amanpour, Clinton took a fairly hardline stance on the children of illegal immigrants, telling Amanpour that the United States was a nation of laws and that they probably had to go.
“We have to send a clear message, just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay,” said Hillary. “So, we don’t want to send a message that is contrary to our laws or will encourage more children to make that dangerous journey.”
“So, you’re saying they should be sent back now?” Amanpour pressed.
“Well, they should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who responsible adults in their families are, because there are concerns whether all of them should be sent back,” Hillary responded. “But I think all of them who can be should be reunited with their families.”
As Mediaite notes, it was just a year after the Amanpour interview that Hillary became a vocal champion of immigration, specifically of DACA.
Check out the video above and/or the transcript below:
AMANPOUR: Such an important issue. And what about right now? As we’re seeing thousands of children come across —
AMANPOUR: — shantied off into makeshift shelters.
CLINTON: It’s horrible.
AMANPOUR: Hard choice — let them stay in the United States or send them back?
CLINTON: Well, two quick points. One, the numbers are increasing dramatically. And the main reason I believe why that’s happening is that the violence in certain of those Central American countries is increasing dramatically. And there is not sufficient law enforcement or will on the part of the governments of those countries to try to deal with this exponential increase in violence, drug trafficking, the drug cartels, and many children are fleeing from that violence.
AMANPOUR: Should they be able to stay here? It’s safer.
CLINTON: Well — it may be safer but that’s not the answer. I do not —
AMANPOUR: Should they be sent back?
CLINTON: Well, first of all, we have to provide the best emergency care we can provide. We have children 5 and 6 years old who have come up from Central America. We need to do more to provide border security in southern Mexico.
AMANPOUR: So, you’re saying they should be sent back now?
CLINTON: Well, they should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who responsible adults in their families are, because there are concerns whether all of them should be sent back. But I think all of them who can be should be reunited with their families. And just as Vice President Biden is arguing today in Central America,
we’ve got to do more. I started this when I was secretary to deal with the violence in this region to deal with border security.
But we have so to send a clear message, just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay. So, we don’t want to send a message that is contrary to our laws or will encourage more children to make that dangerous journey.