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Trump mistakenly calls out Mayor Faulconer in his speech on Friday

President Trump accidentally targets Mayor Faulconer in a speech.
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President Trump called out San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer (R) in his speech about immigration on Friday, but he really meant to address the Mayor of Oakland. 

The remark came as the president spoke about "angel families," the victims of illegal immigration, from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building 

“Where is the condemnation of the Democrats, sanctuary cities who release violent criminals into our communities, then protect them like the mayor of San Diego when she warned everybody that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) was coming,” Trump said. “A big operation, expensive operation. They all scattered.”

The president meant to call Mayor Libby Schaff (D) to task, not Faulconer. Schaff tipped off people about the raid beforehand. Faulconer may not have sounded the alarm on ICE, but he does disagree with Trump on a few things. 

This past Tuesday, Faulconer said in a statement, "As the mayor for the busiest port of entry in the United States, I know firsthand we need a safe and secure border, but I am against separating parents and children. Families shouldn’t be used as bargaining chips in the fight over how to repair our broken immigration system."

Also in January 2017, when Trump signed an executive order to start building a border wall in San Diego Faulconer again disagreed with the president, "We already have a safe and secure border in San Diego built by the federal government,” the mayor said in a statement. “But we also have strong economic and cultural binational ties that have my unwavering support. Keeping trade moving in both directions safely and securely is important to San Diego’s economy and helps create local jobs.”

Trump has been under fire last week for the way ICE has been separating children from their families at the border. He made a 180-degree turn on Tuesday when he signed an executive order which allows families to stay together, saying that anyone with a heart would agree with his order, but, "At the same time, we don’t want people coming into our country illegally. This takes care of the problem," he added.