MSNBC host Hallie Jackson said that the Democratic promise to give healthcare to illegal immigrants was like "Christmas" for the Trump campaign.
In a conversation with Aaron Blake, a Washington Post political reporter, the pair discussed the political implications of pledging to provide healthcare for all illegal immigrants.
"I think it was remarkable what we saw as far as the rhetoric, especially on immigration," Blake said. He noted that all the Democratic candidates raised their hands when asked whose healthcare plans would cover illegal immigrants.
"Can I show you, I'm texting with Trump campaign sources. Christmas. Compared to Christmas. Gleeful," Jackson said.
"They love it," Blake agreed.
"This is not a consensus opinion in American politics," Blake added.
President Donald Trump posted on Twitter during the debate last night blasting the Democratic candidates and calling on them to take care of American citizens first. "All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!" the president wrote.
All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2019
"You cannot let people who are sick, no matter where they come from, no matter what their status, go uncovered," current frontrunner Joe Biden said. South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg added that the country does "no favors by having 11 million undocumented people in our country be unable to access health care."