This has been going on for a while. Today, another installment:
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell’s exasperation with the Obama administration continued Thursday, asking reporter Peter Alexander why the White House had its “feet in cement” on the border crisis.
Alexander acknowledged the White House was being “stubborn” on the topic, although he added aides have told them their approach is about “problem-solving” rather than optics. Obama himself made the humorous claim that he’s “not interested in photo ops” during a Wednesday press conference.
Mitchell then asked Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings whether the administration had underestimated the political significance of the issue, accusing Obama of a reactive nature to every scandal and problem. Colleague Chuck Todd made a near-verbatim argument on Morning Joe Wednesday, and Cummings agreed with Mitchell’s assessment.
“It seems as though they are always reacting to the VA, to this crisis, to that crisis, rather than anticipating that this was developing along the border,” Mitchell said.
AUSTIN (AP) — Pressure on President Barack Obama to visit the Texas border is now coming from the state’s most prominent Democrat, Wendy Davis, who on Thursday echoed Republicans urging him to see firsthand the crisis of thousands of young migrants entering the U.S.
Davis, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor whose campaign has garnered nationwide support, stopped short of criticizing Obama but expressed hope he would make time.
“It’s one thing to hear the number. It’s another thing to see for yourself the people — thousands — who are coming across,” she said.
She spoke to reporters in Austin just blocks from where Obama later spoke about the economy at a downtown theater.
Who knew pink shoes were made for that?