Transcript for President Obama Sits Down With Gov. Rick Perry to Discuss Border Crisis
the border crisis and president Obama meeting with Rick Perry in an attempt to find some common ground to stop the surge of children crossing the border from central America. Jon Karl covering it. The president is still taking heat for not actually going to the border. Reporter: The president has been hammered over and over again by democrats and republicans for going all the way to Texas and not going the extra miles to get to the border but after arriving last night in Dallas he stood his ground. There's nothing that is taking place down there that I am not intimately aware of and briefed on. This isn't theater. This is a problem. I'm not interested in photo-ops. I'm interested in solving a problem. Reporter: Although he didn't go to the border he did spend nearly two hours with Rick Perry, the governor of Texas including 30 minutes one-on-one. George, he is pleading with Perry to support his bid to get $4 billion or nearably $4 billion from congress to deal with the problem. Jon, in the meantime, the president also seemed to say he was open to sending the national Guard to the border which critics have been calling for. Any chance of finding common ground here? Reporter: There isn't much chance with his big proposal. I haven't heard a single prominent republican come out to support miss plan to get the money to provide for children on the border and Rick Perry last night was cite critical of the president's plan. Jon, thanks very much.
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