President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE slammed Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) on Thursday, saying it was a “disgrace” that she warned residents of upcoming immigration raids.
“What the mayor of Oakland did the other day was a disgrace. Where they had close to a thousand people, ready to be gotten, ready to be taken off the streets…. The mayor of Oakland went out, and she went out and warned them all: scatter,” Trump said during a Cabinet meeting, according to a White House pool report.
“So instead of taking in a thousand, they took in a fraction of that, about 150,” Trump continued.
“It’s certainly something we’re looking at with respect to her, individually,” he added.
Schaaf had warned residents of upcoming raids in the Bay Area.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief Thomas Homan said that Schaaf’s warning stopped the agency from finding 800 immigrants who they deemed threats to public safety.
Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsUnder pressure, Trump shifts blame for Russia intrusion Overnight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won’t stand MORE had targeted Schaaf Wednesday when he announced a federal lawsuit against California over the state’s “sanctuary city” policies.
“How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical open borders agenda,” he said.
Schaaf hit back at Sessions on Thursday, saying, “How dare you vilify members of our community by trying to frighten the American public into thinking all undocumented residents are dangerous criminals?”
“How dare you distort the reality about declining violent crime in a diverse sanctuary city like Oakland, California, to advance your racist agenda,” she continued.
“It was not my intention to get caught up in a national debate, but I do believe that I am speaking for the residents of my city,” Schaaf added. “The agenda of this administration is petty political vindictiveness.