When is a migrant caravan not a migrant caravan? When the Associated Press says it doesn’t exist.
One is tempted to say: “You can’t make this s*** up!” But apparently you can. President Donald Trump, it appears, managed to conspire with other nefarious Republicans to fabricate an entire caravan of migrants from Honduras, complete with photos, video interviews with happy caravaners, and even press reports in The New York Times, USA Today, and many other newspapers, cable news shows, and online media outlets. Even the Associated Press reported on the caravan its own reporter insists is a fairy tale.
According to AP White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, the caravan that everyone else was talking about and filming simply did not exist. It was – we are supposed to believe – nothing more than one big hoax, designed to scare the American people into supporting the president’s demands for a wall along the southern border.
Lemire, Lemire, Pants on Fire
So incensed was Lemire with this evil conspiracy theory, he appeared on MSNBC Live with Katy Tur to debunk the myth. Lemire claimed that the caravan “never did arrive” at the U.S. border, even though his own employer, AP, ran at least one story on the confrontations between the migrants and U.S. border patrol officers.
…any facts, figures, or actual events that contradict their propaganda simply are rejected.
Residents of Tijuana, the Mexican city just across the border from California, are in fear for their safety and their homes. Why? Because thousands of foreigners from Honduras and other Central American countries are now living on their streets. These Central Americans must have all come for a vacation, though, since they certainly were not part of any caravan.
This is the state of the leftist media in the United States today; any facts, figures, or actual events that contradict their propaganda simply are rejected. Ironic that the same people who often berate “climate science deniers” have no problem flatly denying that certain things do not exist or that certain events just never took place.
As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently told Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: “I reject your facts.” This is the left’s strategy on immigration and border security. The Democrats have no solutions to the problem, nor do they want solutions, since that would deny them a future campaign issue. Thus, they have chosen to reject the idea that illegal immigration even exists. No border wall is needed because no one is trying to enter the United States illegally. There are no terrorists or criminals among the would-be immigrants because there are no immigrants. No drug trafficking, no human trafficking, no problem whatsoever.
Yet, come election season in 2020, the dreadful treatment of “asylum seekers” from Central America is all the leftists will talk about. At that point, the Republicans — if they had any backbone — should simply shrug and assert that there were no migrants at the border. To prove it, they could play the video of Jonathan Lemire and Katy Tur.
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