President Donald Trump is "not threatening" to shut down the Mexican border, but is taking his job as commander in chief very seriously when it comes to protecting the American people, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday.
"Democrats in Congress are leaving us no choice," Sanders told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "This is not the path the president wants to take. They're leaving us no choice because they're unwilling to fix the problem. They're too busy playing politics."
Mexico, however, has been taking a "greater sense of responsibility" to help stop people from coming across the border by stopping them in Mexico and offering them asylum there while they wait for their claim to be processed in the United States, Sanders said.
Sanders also discussed a push by House Democrats for the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report, saying it shows again what "sore losers" they are.
"They got beaten in 2016 because we had the candidate with a better message," Sanders said. "Now we're seeing they've gotten beat again when it comes to the Mueller report. They were convinced, they went out and lied about what they expected the Mueller report to tell America. They got it wrong. They got it wrong in 2016."
Also on Tuesday, Sanders responded to Trump's comments that there will not be a vote on Obamacare until after the 2020 election.
"The president wants to see healthcare return to the power of the patient," she said. "He wants the people that are receiving the care to get to make decisions about it."
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