Cabot Phillips: 'You could attribute a Mother Teresa quote' to Trump and students would say it's hateful

  • Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips said that you could attribute a Mother Teresa quote to Trump and students would still say it's evil.
  • The statement comes after Phillips presented Georgetown U. students with quotes from Obama in 2014.
  • All of the students, not knowing at first who said the statements, assumed they were from Trump.

Campus Reform Media Director Cabot Phillips says his most recent video shows just how quickly liberals have shifted even further to the left when it comes to immigration. 

Phillips recently went to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and read to students quotes such as "We are a nation of laws. Undocumented workers broke our immigration laws, and I believe that they must be held accountable, especially those who may be dangerous. That’s why over the past six years deportations of criminals are up 80 percent, and that’s why we’re going to keep focusing on threats to our security."

"I think you could attribute a Mother Teresa quote to Donald Trump and many students would blindly say, 'well that's evil, that's coming from a place of hatred'"   

[RELATED: VIDEO: Students say Obama immigration quote racist…when they think it’s from Trump]

Phillips attributed the quotes to "a president," but didn't specify at first which president said it. All of the students with whom Phillips spoke falsely assumed that President Donald Trump made the statement when it was actually former President Barack Obama who said it in 2014. 

"I think you could attribute a Mother Teresa quote to Donald Trump and many students would blindly say, 'well that's evil, that's coming from a place of hatred,'" Phillips said on Fox & Friends Friday morning. 

"It's very sad to see just how intent people are on opposing everything he [Trump] does and also it shows, I think, how quickly the Left has radicalized on immigration. Five years ago, what every person could agree is reasonable, deporting people that have broken the law again and committed crimes, now that's considered racist and I think it's the rhetoric of the Left now to the point where you're either pro-illegal immigration or you're anti-immigrant," Phillips continued. 

"That's a false dichotomy, a false decision, that many college students have been given and I think it leads to this kind of rhetoric on campus," he added. 

Fox & Friends co-host Pete Hegseth later said, "the point is, Barack Obama in 2014 could not get nominated in 2020 in the Democrat party...based on his words, based on his policies. That's how quickly it shifted." 

[RELATED: VIDEO: Students shocked that Obama also sent troops to border]

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Jon Street is managing editor for Campus Reform. Six years ago, Jon cut his reporting teeth fresh out of college as an intern at Media Research Center's CNSNews.com, where he interviewed multiple members of Congress and former presidential candidates. From there, he went on to complete a stint at Watchdog.org, where his exclusive, investigative work was picked up or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, National Review, and the Drudge Report, among others. More recently, Jon spent three years as an assistant editor at TheBlaze.com. In his free time, Jon enjoys trying new coffeehouses around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and traveling back to his home state of Missouri to spend time with his family.

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