Trump Warns That a 'Blue Wave' Would Bring 'Crime and Open Borders'
'A red wave means safety and strength.'
President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed speculation about a "blue wave" and said a strong stance on immigration enforcement and border control will carry Republicans to victory in November's midterm elections.
"We're going to do very well in the midterms, and this is one of the very big reasons," Trump said at an event at the White House honoring federal immigration officials.
"The fact is, people respect law and order. I think we’re going to have much more of a red wave than what you’re going to see as a phony blue wave. Blue wave means crime. It means open borders. Not good."
A Blue Wave means Crime and Open Borders. A Red Wave means Safety and Strength!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2018
On "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday, Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany agreed that voting for Democrats is voting for open borders and the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
She pointed out that an overwhelming majority of House Democrats recently declined to support legislation expressing support for ICE.
Jessica Tarlov strongly disagreed with the president that a vote for Democrats equals a vote for crime.
"A vote for Democrats is a vote for an agenda the helps the middle class and the lower classes and gets people get back on their feet. A vote for Democrats is a vote for equality, for quality, affordable health care," Tarlov said.
She added that only a handful out of hundreds of Democratic congressional candidates have called for the abolition of ICE, and more left-wing candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez do not represent the party.
Watch the "Fox & Friends" debate above.