On Tuesday, President Obama said that Donald Trump is not the only GOP presidential candidate whose dangerous foreign policy suggestions are causing anxiety for the United States abroad. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is doing some destruction of his own.
“I’m getting questions constantly from the foreign leaders about some of the wackier suggestions that are being made,” said Obama to the reporters at White House.
“It is not just Mr. Trump’s proposals. You are also hearing concerns about Mr. Ted Cruz’s proposals, which in some ways are just as draconian, when it comes to immigration, for example.”
Ted Cruz had claimed that as a president, he would expel all 11 million undocumented immigrants in country. He has also supported Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the United States Mexico border, and claimed that he would triple the no. of the United States Border Patrol agents.
President Obama said that Ted Cruz’s ideas are just as unreasonable and electorally motivated as Donald Trump’s proposal to cut off billions of dollars in payments sent home by the Mexican immigrants living in US.
“The notion that we are doing to try to track every Western Union bit of money that is being sent to Mexico — good luck with that,” said President Obama. “Then we have got the issue of implications for the Mexican economy, which, in turn, if it is collapsing, actually sends more immigrants north because they cannot find jobs back in Mexico.”
According to President Obama, the bottom line is that neither Ted Cruz nor Donald Trump is taking a serious approach to the global issues.
People assume their presidential candidates “to put forward the policies that have been examined, analysed, and are effective, where unintended consequences are taken into account,” said President Barrack Obama. “They do not expect the half-baked notions coming out of the White House. We cannot afford that.”