The Democrat candidates were on full display on the Sunday morning talk shows, as were the dangers of the Democratic belief in fairies and unicorns.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” we were mercifully spared the sight of the Fake News Fairy Jake Tapper awarding wishes to the various Democratic candidates, but we did see Socialist Bernie Sanders dispersing pixie dust to his band of Fake News believers.
In particular, he expressed his belief in the magic of unlimited illegal immigration and how it can make us a stronger country. He learned this trick from his fellow pixie Angela Merkel, who made Germany stronger by opening its borders to people who don’t share German identity, language, customs or religion.
Unfortunately for Sanders, he was interviewed by Dana Bash, one of the least offensive of the Fake News CNN crew, and she actually asked him some hard questions.
Describing the concessions made by Mexico in response to President Trump’s threat of tariffs, Bash asked Sanders, “Does the president deserve credit for that?”
Sanders tried to deflect by saying that the concessions made by Mexico were already in place and that Trump was playing games. That was based on a fake New York Times report about which we will talk more later.
Bash followed up:
“You tweeted this week President Trump’s tariffs were a quote Fake Border Crisis (in quotation marks). But immigration officials have arrested or encountered more than 144,000 migrants on the southern border in May, the highest monthly total in 13 years. Border facilities are dangerously overcrowded. People are actually standing on toilets to get space to breathe. How is that not a crisis?”
Not surprisingly, Sanders did not answer the question, but deflected into what a bad person Trump is.
“What Trump has been doing, and I think what the meaning of that Tweet is about is that Trump has been demonizing undocumented people in this country, and that’s part of his strategy about dividing us up. Before he was president he was leader of the birther movement trying to delegitimize President Trump, he was anti-Muslim. That’s what his political strategy is.”
[Curiously, Sanders said that President Trump was trying "to delegitimize President Trump” when he meant to say "delegitimize President Obama.” This was kind of a tell of Sanders’ projection of his and the Democrats’ own two-year-long strategy of delegitimizing President Trump.]
Sanders went on and said that, “What we need is a border policy that is humane, that among other things expedites the asylum process by bringing in a whole lot more legal staff and judges so that people do not have to wait.”
Bash broke in to remind Sanders that he had not answered the question. “What I just described to you, is that a crisis?”
Sanders deflected once again, knowing full well that f he said it was a crisis, the next question would be, “What is Congress going to do to resolve that crisis?”
It is a seriosus problem, but it is not the kind of crisis that requires demonization of desperate people who in some cases have walked a thousand miles with their children. It is an issue that we have to deal with but the issue of climate change, the issue of tens of millions of Americans not having any health insurance, the fact that half of our people are living paycheck to paycheck, those are more serious crises. So it is an issue, but you don’t demonize desperate people; we deal with it in a rational and humane way.”
Which was Sanders’ way — I think — of saying we let them cross the border, no questions asked, and give them all the assistance they need to stay here and take jobs away from Americans. Thanks, Bernie.
The fact of the matter is that there is no way to more humanely deal with the issue of unrestricted immigration than what President Trump is doing. Most countries that have a flow of asylum seekers numbering in the hundreds of thousands would simply create refugee camps or tent cities, where the migrants would be subject to unsanitary conditions, armed guards, sickness and exploitation. You haven’t seen anything like that on our southern border. Instead we are draining our resources and going out of our way to make life comfortable for the illegal border crossers.
Does President Trump call out the bad guys who are crossing our border? Sure. He is against sex traffickers, drug dealers and MS-13 gang members. Who wouldn’t be? And if we have unrestricted immigration, those people will come in unhindered. Once again, President Trump is protecting the American people, not demonizing anyone.
Now let’s get back to that New York Times story again. Here’s what they reported Saturday night:
“The deal to avert tariffs that President Trump announced with great fanfare on Friday night consists largely of actions that Mexico had already promised to take in prior discussions with the United States over the past several months, according to officials from both countries who are familiar with the negotiations.”
Mind you, there was no one saying that on the record, just the usual anonymous sources. In addition, there were anonymous and public sources who refuted the report, but the Times had to go with its anti-Trump narrative, no matter what, so Trump hit back hard onTwitter:
“Another false report in the Failing
@nytimes. We have been trying to get some of these Border Actions for a long time, as have other administrations, but were not able to get them, or get them in full, until our signed agreement with Mexico. Additionally, and for many years Mexico was not being cooperative on the Border in things we had, or didn’t have, and now I have full confidence, especially after speaking to their President yesterday, that they will be very cooperative and want to get the job properly done.”
Apparently, the Times thinks that whatever someone “promises” in a negotiation is what they are going to do. So I suppose they also think that North Korea has gotten rid of their nuclear weapons. I guess it all goes back to unicorns, pixie dust and magic wands. What a bunch of fools!
Frank Miele writes from Kalispell, Montana, at www.HeartlandDiaryUSA.com and is a columnist at Real Clear Politics. To support my work, please consider buying my “Why We Needed Trump” trilogy, which documents the downward spiral of the USA before Trump arrived on the scene. The books are available at Amazon in paperback or Kindle editions. Thanks! Also visit Heartland Diary on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1FmrOF2TF-njRznqoU4yjA