President Obama declared Wednesday he wasn't interested in a border trip “photo op,” saying such a visit was unnecessary to bolster his knowledge about the surge of unaccompanied children entering the U.S.
“There's nothing that is taking place down there that I am not intimately aware of or briefed on,” Obama said in a hastily arranged speech in Dallas on Wednesday.
“This isn't theater. This is a problem,” he added. “I'm not interested in photo ops, I'm interested in solving a problem.”