Laura Ingraham reacted this morning to Barack Obama's statement of support for protests to some of President Donald Trump's policies.

In a statement released Monday afternoon, a spokesman wrote that Obama believes "citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake."

Ingraham took issue with the president's contention that "American values are at stake," questioning why policies to strengthen national security should not be pursued. 

"Controlling your own immigration, controlling your borders, ensuring the safety of the American public. Last time I checked those were American values, Mr. President. It doesn't surprise me at all," she said.

Ingraham said many Americans "are glad that we have a president who is taking immigration and the refugee programs really seriously."

She said the left is trying to create its own version of the Tea Party, but that they are wrong on "merits" when it comes to the president's legal and constitutional authority. 

Ingraham said the White House should work on using more "positive" messaging about the policy. 

Watch her analysis above.

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