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“Something dramatic,” Mulvaney said on ABC's "This Week" when asked what it would take for Trump not to follow through on his threat of shutting down the southern border entirely.
“When Jeh Johnson said it’s a crisis, I hope people now believe us. A lot of folks in the media… Democrats didn’t believe us a month ago, two months ago, when we said what was happening at the border was a crisis: a humanitarian crisis, a security crisis,” he said.
“One hundred thousand people coming across the border this month… that is a crisis,” he added.
NEW: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney tells @jonkarl it would take "something dramatic" for President Trump not to close the U.S.-Mexico border https://t.co/GtOTcEQrgO #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/VR9ICtDKci— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) March 31, 2019
He also continued blamed Democrats for "weak immigration laws."
The comments came after Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said last Wednesday that immigration enforcement has reached a "breaking point."