Former President Obama's remark that deploying troops to the southern border is a "political stunt" was "an act of political malpractice," Dan Bongino said on Saturday.

Obama made the comment Friday at a rally in Florida and accused the Trump administration of taking troops from their families.

"They're telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees a thousand miles away," he said of Republicans

Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, said on Fox & Friends that the Democrats' approach to immigration is a "stunt" itself.

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Defense Secretary James Mattis denied on Wednesday that sending troops to the border was any type of stunt, with the midterm elections just three days away.

"The support that we provide to the secretary for homeland security is practical support based on the request from the commissioner of customs and border police, so we don't do stunts in this department," he said.

The armed troops will be sent to the border to perform logistical and support functions as the migrant caravan continues to move north.

Bongino added on Saturday that Democrats have been dishonest about the immigration debate and that "they're not serious about it."

"For them to have the gall to suggest that this is somehow a political stunt ... is just an act of political malpractice like I've never seen."

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