"If the Radical Left Democrats all of a sudden don't want the Illegal Migrants in their Sanctuary Cities (no more open arms), why should others be expected to take them into their communities?", Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday.
She accused Congress of wanting to spend "all of its time investigating the president" rather than dealing with the immigration turmoil at the border.
Scott acknowledged the president's frustration over a lack of progress on addressing the influx of migrants, but said the administration had to comply with the law. Whether or not it moves forward, that is yet to be determined.
Schaaf was responding to a tweet by Trump Saturday afternoon when the USA president seemed to mock Schaaf's earlier statement accusing Trump of planning to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities. Certainly, this wouldn't be our first choice because, ideally, we wouldn't be dealing with the massive influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border.
"We're looking to see if there are options that make it possible and doing a full and thorough and extensive review", Sanders said.
"Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very unsafe immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities only", he wrote on Twitter.
"This is an option on the table", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said of the proposal in an interview on ABC's "This Week".
Every US presidential candidate since 1976 has released their tax returns, but there is no law requiring it. Democrats claim the request is both legal and necessary. She also torched Democrats for failing to "step up and help the president" in fixing our immigration laws.
"The Committee's request raises serious issues concerning the constitutional scope of Congressional investigative authority, the legitimacy of the asserted legislative objective, and the constitutional right of American citizens", Mnuchin wrote. He has attempted to withhold their federal funding, and his administration has sued states such as California, which passed controversial statewide sanctuary laws in 2017 in an effort to blunt Trump's immigration policies. "The president wants to explore it again and that's being done and they're doing a complete and through review".
Meanwhile, mayors of some sanctuary cities have reacted to Trump's apparent threat by saying they would welcome the migrants.
The transportation of migrants arrested at the border to large and faraway cities would be burdensome and costly at a time when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) is stretched thin, having released over 125,000 migrants pending their immigration court date since 21 December.
Schaaf said Trump's idea was "an outrageous abuse of power and public resources".
"People have come to this country, documented or undocumented, they're hard working and family people, they want a better life", said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, according to KYW Radio. "If they reverse the decision and send people here, I'd be happy to have them".