Former President Barack Obama’s border chief just made a stunning confession: President Donald Trump is totally correct about building a wall on the U.S. Southern border.
“The president is right. The other day when they had the national press conference, and they got up and they said the wall works, they’re right,” former Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Mark Morgan told Fox News on Monday. “And it’s not based on a personal political ideology. That’s based on historical data and facts that can be proven.”
Asked if there’s any reason to leave the border unsecured, Morgan said no.
“I cannot think of a legitimate argument” against building a wall, he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
Morgan isn’t a Trump loyalist. Far from it. In fact, he was fired from his job as Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol when Trump took office in 2016.
Still, he admits Trump is totally correct about the growing crisis on America’s southern border.
Morgan said, “If you look in the past, you don’t have to go too far back in history, that bipartisan legislation that was passed: the Secure Fence Act. In 2006 and 2012, bipartisan legislation passed where they built the wall, or fence, or physical barrier, or whatever you want to call it. It’s a wall. It works.”
He later said he supported Trump’s position, and that the wall is a matter of urgent national security — and that Democrats’ antics are putting America’s safety at risk.
“I believe in what the president is doing. When he says that this is a national security problem, he’s absolutely correct,” Morgan said. “And that doesn’t come just from me – that comes from professionals who have been doing this their entire adult lives, serving the country on the border, protecting the citizens. They’re saying it works.”
“Why aren’t we listening to the experts, and people who do it every day?” he asked.
Morgan went on to say that it’s simply hatred over Trump that’s stopping the Democrats from building the wall.
“We’re too wrapped in the style, the approach – the fact that it’s coming from the current president – rather than the substantive issues,” he said. “I cannot think of a legitimate argument why anyone would not support the wall as part of a multi-layered border security issue.”
— The Horn editorial team