Rick Perry to Obama: If You're Concerned About Border Crisis, Come Visit

Leah Barkoukis

7/3/2014 7:50:00 AM - Leah Barkoukis

The Obama administration has admitted that the influx of unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. is an “urgent humanitarian situation.” But Gov. Rick Perry said on Wednesday that if President Obama was truly concerned about what’s happening at our nation’s Southwest border, he’d come see for himself.

“If he doesn’t come to the border, I think it’s a real reflection of his lack of concern of what’s really going on there,” Perry said on FOX News’ “FOX and Friends”--especially considering he’s coming to the Lone Star State for DNC fundraisers next week.

“If the President of the United States is really serious about securing that border, we can show him how to do that,” Perry continued. “But I haven’t even had a phone call from this president.”

“The real issue, from my perspective, is this message that has come out of this administration for too many years that, ‘Come on up and cross the border and you can become a United States citizen,” Perry said. “That has been, by their actions and probably by their rhetoric, a message that has been sent out.”

Obama is scheduled to be in Austin and Dallas two days next week for DNC fundraisers.