As a caravan of Central American immigrants heads toward the United States (and not coincidentally the midterm election heading up, too/alo), Hair Füror has threatened to send troops to close the southern U.S. border which will effectively scrap the newly minted NAFTA 2: Electric Boogaloo:
….In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2018
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie (emphasis mine):
“President Donald Trump on Thursday amped up his focus on immigration ahead of the midterm elections by claiming, without evidence, that Democrats were behind a group of Central American migrants trying to reach the U.S. ‘This will be an election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense,’ Trump said during a political rally in Missoula, Mont., referring to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
“Trump, flirting with conspiracy theories about the possibility that the migrants are being paid off, said money was being ‘passed through’ those very people.
“‘Now we’re starting to find out — and I won’t say it 100 percent, I’ll put it a little tiny question mark on the end, but we’re not going to get it, but we have the fake news back there, fake news — a lot of money has been passing through people to try to get to the border by Election Day, because they think that is a negative for us,’ the president told the crowd. ‘Number one, they are being stopped and number two, regardless, that’s our issue.’”
OK, so let’s get to some facts right right now:
- The caravan is a reference to 3,000 Hondurans heading through Guatemala to Mexico and then the U.S. border.
- There’s no evidence that Democrats are backing the caravan.
- AP calls closing the border “a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of thousands of legal freight, vehicle and pedestrian crossings each day.”
Hair Füror can say that this is an election of “Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order, and common sense,” but it really is an election about migration, MS-13, media, and Mueller.
They’ve got nothing to campaign on, so they are using white people’s fear, and it will probably work yet again.