"I mean, maybe he's just saying this to make everybody insane", he said of Trump. "Make everybody talk about it on their shows", Scott, who represents Florida, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union". "But what I do know is, I've been up there - I've been in the Senate for 90 days, we're not securing our border".
On Meet the Press, Kellyanne Conway, counsellor to the president, described the two women as "radical freshmen" adding that moderate Democrats are frustrated with them. saying they are causing "trouble in Pelosi paradise".
On Sunday, White House officials sought to turn the focus on Democrats.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that he didn't see a legal way for the administration to implement a proposal to release undocumented immigrants into "sanctuary cities".
Sanders' primary mission was to belittle reports that Trump either jokingly or non-jokingly offered Customs and Border Protection head Kevin McAleenan a pardon if McAleenan violated US law by closing off the southern border to migrants and asylum seekers.
He claimed it wouldn't make sense to release his tax returns while they are under audit.
In her statement, Omar continued: "Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the ride in this country and around the world". And Democrats have stated time and time again they support open borders, they support sanctuary cities.
"Certainly the president is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told Fox News Sunday. "Whether or not it moves forward - that's yet to be determined".
The Trump administration has long pushed back against cities with sanctuary policies, which generally prohibit local authorities to cooperate with federal immigration police, often by refusing to hold people arrested on local charges past their release date at the request of immigration officers.
"We're looking to see if there are options that make it possible and doing a full and thorough and extensive review", Sanders said.
At least one sanctuary city leader said to bring it on.
Sanders says Trump is "absolutely and should be calling out" Omar and that Democrats should, too.
Furthermore, many such locations have more resources to help migrants make their legal cases to stay in the U.S. than smaller cities, with some of the nation's biggest immigration advocacy groups based in San Francisco, New York City and Chicago. "People expect the rule of law to work smoothly, but that" s not always the case". "I expect it will continue, if not expand upon, those kinds of resources", Said Lori Lightfoot, Chicago's mayor-elect, Friday during a CNN interview with Anderson Cooper.
Las Cruces, New Mexico, managed to escape the past 30 years of border problems, but the latest surge of illegal immigrants from Central America is hitting the city hard.