In a Tuesday interview between former President Barack Obama and Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, ABC News edited out part of the former President’s comments on the current southern border crisis in which he opposed “open borders,” calling them “unsustainable.”
Fox News Channel’s Jacqui Heinrich called them out.
In her report, Heinrich noted that ABC did leave in the part where Obama placed all the blame for the crisis on Republicans:
HEINRICH: Days after the Biden administration cleared 15,000 Haitians from the Del Rio migrant camp, former President Obama defended his VP’s handling of the border crisis passing blame to the GOP.
OBAMA: Comprehensive immigration reform has consistently gotten stuck partly because we can’t get enough Republicans to support it.
She followed up by calling out how ABC only acknowledged his criticism of open borders online. “But cut from that interview and published only in the online article was President Obama saying, quote, ‘At the same time, we’re a nation-state. We have borders. The idea that we can just have open borders is something that, as a practical matter is unsustainable.’”
Surprisingly, the CBS Evening News actually mentioned Obama’s comments. “The 44th President also spoke in an interview about the immigration crisis saying, that ‘Americans want to help others but the idea that we can just have open borders is unsustainable,’” reported anchor Norah O’Donnell.
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