Next week, Barack Obama is set to travel to Texas according to IJreview, so you would expect him to visit the border in order to get a firsthand look at the tide of humanity that is crossing from Central America.
However, he has no plans to do so.
From The New York Times:
When President Obama travels to Texas next week, he will come as close as he has been in weeks to the rapidly escalating border crisis that has left thousands of unaccompanied children in shelters and spurred angry protests throughout the country.
But despite being battered on all sides on the issue, a White House spokesman said Thursday that the president had no intention of visiting the border for a firsthand look at the scene of what he has called a humanitarian crisis.
“The reason that some people are suggesting the president should go to border when he’s in Texas is because they’d rather play politics than actually trying to address some of these challenges,” Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman, said Thursday.
What Obama will be doing instead is holding a fundraiser for Democrat candidates in Dallas.
Clearly, Obama demonstrates what his priorities are time and time again: fundraising, photo ops, and blaming Republicans instead of securing the southern border.
However, presidents are judged by their accomplishments and their leadership ability, and by those standards, Barack Obama comes up just a bit short.