Migrant caravan 2018

The Left is making a big deal about President Trump’s vow to not let the migrant caravan into the United States, saying the President is using it as a way to make the midterm elections about race and fear. But is he really? Or is the left-wing media actually doing that? The Daily Wire’s own Andrew Klavan broke it down on Tuesday’s episode of “The Andrew Klavan Show.”

“This narrative about race, it’s all the Democrats have,” he said. “The economy is doing great, our foreign policy is really working, good judges who will obey the law are being appointed. Trump is doing a fantastic job as President of the United States – no matter what his personal flaws – he’s doing a good job.”

He continued: “The only thing they’ve got is this narrative about race, and the effect that it has is really pernicious, it really shapes people’s minds in ugly ways and it does it even if you fight back. Especially if you fight back by calling them hypocrites, because then you’re buying into the narrative. If they say ‘oh you’re a racist you white man!’ and you say ‘what? You called me a white man, you’re a racist!’ That’s buying into the narrative that we should be looking at each other in terms of the color of our skin, it’s like looking at the world through a pane of glass, it’s pointing out that only allows you to see people by the color of their skin. But what if we take that pane of glass away, what do we see then?”

Klavan explained, “I want to talk about this in terms of this ‘caravan’ they call it, or ‘invasion’ if you will, of migrants coming our way. A lot of them from Honduras, now they say it’s almost 7000 strong, they say people are joining this. I don’t want to join in in the kind of nasty right-wing tone where we talk about ‘oh I hate these people.’”

He added, “A lot of them are probably refugees, a lot of them are probably running away. But the rule about a refugee is the first free country you come to is the one you have to apply for refugee status, you can’t walk through Mexico and come to the United States and say ‘oh I’m desperate to get out,’ because if you were desperate you would have applied for refugee status in Mexico. So none of this stuff is legitimate, it was arranged.”

Video and transcript below:

This narrative about race, it’s all the Democrats have. The economy is doing great, our foreign policy is really working, good judges who will obey the law are being appointed, Trump is doing a fantastic job as President of the United States – no matter what his personal flaws – he’s doing a good job. The only thing they’ve got is this narrative about race, and the effect that it has is really pernicious, it really shapes people’s minds in ugly ways and it does it even if you fight back. Especially if you fight back by calling them hypocrites, because then you’re buying into the narrative. If they say “oh you’re a racist you white man!” and you say “what? You called me a white man, you’re a racist!” That’s buying into the narrative that we should be looking at each other in terms of the color of our skin, it’s like looking at the world through a pane of glass, it’s pointing out that only allows you to see people by the color of their skin. But what if we take that pane of glass away, what do we see then?

I want to talk about this in terms of this “caravan” they call it, or “invasion” if you will, of migrants coming our way. A lot of them from Honduras, now they say it’s almost 7000 strong, they say people are joining this. I don’t want to join in in the kind of nasty right-wing tone where we talk about “oh I hate these people.” A lot of them are probably refugees, a lot of them are probably running away. But the rule about a refugee is the first free country you come to is the one you have to apply for refugee status, you can’t walk through Mexico and come to the United States and say “oh I’m desperate to get out”, because if you were desperate you would have applied for refugee status in Mexico. So none of this stuff is legitimate, it was arranged. There’s a piece in The Wall Street Journal comparing it to the Mariel boatlift that was in 1980, if you ever saw the movie “Scarface” with Al Pacino, that’s about the Mariel boatlift. Essentially Castro emptied his prisons and poured these people into boats, and they all came over and we wanted to take them in, we wound up with all these people, some of whom were really bad guys, and Miami paid the price. If you watch that movie “Scarface” that’s what it’s about, with the usual Oliver Stone left-wing nonsense thrown in.

This caravan was organized by a guy named Bartolo Fuentes who is a communist, he’s from the Libre party. Libre is the party of the former President Manuel Zelaya who was an ally of Venezuela and Cuba, and is basically a red, and he tried to stay in office to override the Honduran constitution to remain in office despite a term limit, the Honduran Congress, his own party, the Supreme Court and the Catholic Church all opposed him, and he finally was removed by the military and never returned to power in spite of the fact that someone tried to keep him in power, namely the Barack Obama administration, but he didn’t make it so he organized this stuff as a way of getting at us, as a way of getting at America. It then got out of control, it got bigger than he thought it was, he was just bringing together disparate people who wanted to get out, but that means that someone is funding this. We don’t know who it was, we don’t know who is paying for these people to come together but someone is. Here’s what our evil President is saying about people who try to get into this country illegally:

Barack Obama: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.”

Okay, that was actually the evil President, what I meant was Trump, I can understand I confused you on that one, but let’s get Trump on the caravan:

Donald Trump: “We have been giving so much money, but when we asked them to keep their people in their country they’re unable to do it, it’s called make America great again…Take your camera, go into the middle and search, you’re gonna find MS-13, you’re gonna find Middle Eastern, you’re gonna find everything, and guess what? We’re not allowing them in our country. We want safety.”

Here is the New York Times, a former newspaper, reporting on what Trump is doing – and this is indicative of all reporting, it’s not just the Times, it is all the left-wing reporters that are doing this: “Trump and GOP candidates escalate race and fear as election ploys”. Now did you hear him mention race in there? Did he say a word about the race of the people coming over? No, he didn’t. More from the article: “President Trump on Monday sharply intensified a Republican campaign to frame the midterm elections as a battle over immigration and race, issuing a dark and factually baseless warning that unknown Middle Easterners were marching toward the American border with Mexico.”

First of all, Sarah Sanders said that at least 10 Middle Easterners come in almost every day or every week, I can’t remember which she said, but that’s not the point. Obviously this has been a worry ever since 9/11, that terrorists would use our open borders, our unprotected borders, to slip people in. There has never been a terrorist attack committed by an illegal immigrant, one guy who came in I think from Somalia did go up to Canada and try something, but that has not been a thing, but that doesn’t mean that that’s not something we should worry about. So when they say it’s factually baseless, they should take Trump’s advice and go down there – they’re a newspaper, go down and find out if what he’s telling is the truth. If they’re gonna tell us there are no criminals – if they come across the border they are criminals, so that’s ridiculous, we know that criminals come in. For research on writing my crime novels I have visited the federal prison here and state prisons, and let me tell you something, a lot of the people in those prisons are illegal. The fact that there’s no factual basis is just nonsense, and what has it got to do with race?