CABRERA: "The idea of preserving heritage, tapped into historically darker times. Certainly not only that, though, you say what we heard from the president, and those remarks, also could pose a national security concern."
VINOGRAD: "Well, Ana, his statement makes me sick, on a personal level, preserving your heritage, reclaiming our heritage, that sounds a lot like a certain leader that killed members of my family and about six million other Jews in the 1940s. But our national security level, the president talks about preserving our heritage as a catch-all for implementing policies that misallocate resources. He pretends there are massive flows of illegal immigrants coming over our borders and spending billions of dollars on a border wall emergency, instead of paying attention to real national security threats. He sounds a lot like despotic leaders who talked about white heritage and white nationalism around the world and putting resources in the wrong place, and pretending there are foreign people trying to influence our country in a way that just isn’t accurate."