WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump’s depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and #illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their lowest rates in decades.
At a news conference alongside Mexico’s president, Obama sought to undermine two pillars of Trump’s speech Thursday night in which he accepted the Republican presidential nomination. Trump said that if he is elected, “safety will be restored” at home and abroad.
“This idea that American is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn’t really jibe with the experience of most people,” Obama told journalists.
President Barack Obama answers questions during a joint news conference with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 22, 2016. Obama says he has worked to deepen the U.S. relationship with Mexico and that the two countries are not just strategic and economic partners, “we’re also neighbors and we’re friends.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)