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Celebs Slam Trump’s Illegal Immigration Talk: ‘There Is No Crisis at the Border’

Rob Reiner, Rosie O'Donnell, other left-leaning stars went after the president for daring to bring up a serious issue

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One of the strongest points in President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night State of the Union address from Capitol Hill was that this country needs to solve its southern border crisis.

The president pointed to crime at the border and crime committed by illegal immigrants as pressing issues that can be addressed and solved if Democrats and Republicans come together to provide a better legal channel for people to go through — and to fund a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

But Trump’s Hollywood critics have responded to his talk about illegal immigration and the border with a simple sentiment: “There is no crisis at the border.”

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“Misery” and “Stand by Me” director Rob Reiner denied there’s a crisis at the border in a tweet following the State of the Union.

“The only reassuring thing about a pathological liar is when he says something, you know it’s not true. There is no crisis at the border,” tweeted Reiner.

In the past Reiner has also called Trump supporters racist and the president a criminal.

“Say Anything” star John Cusack didn’t go so far as to say there’s no crisis at the border — instead, he said the only crisis is one the president helped to create.

“Except the one HE and [Stephen] Miller created — the separated families — no crisis but what he creates,” the actor wrote in response to Reiner’s tweet, with an apparent reference to political adviser Stephen Miller.

Cusack later tweeted that the country should be more concerned about crimes committed by white people.

What’s astounding about this level of fantasy-thinking is that Trump refers to specific crimes committed by illegal immigrants in his speeches, according to documentation. Others do, too.

Liberals always seem to want to argue that white people commit more crimes — or that not all illegal immigrants commit crimes.

These are irrelevant points. The president is trying to say that if we have a system in which even one person can take advantage of us and commit a crime like murder — then that happens to be a crime we can prevent by having an immigration system that is not plagued by loopholes and an unprotected border.

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To say there is no crime on the border or no crime that comes as a result of our broken immigration system is to deny reality and to put feelings and political leanings and preferences above facts.

Actress Alyssa Milano also went after the president for daring to do anything at the southern border.

She ripped him for separating families who sneak into the country.

Comedian and actress Rosie O’Donnell also pushed back against Trump’s immigration talk by saying the campaign staff of the president commits more crimes than illegal immigrants.

Thanks for that input, Rosie. So glad we have you around to provide insight on important issues.

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