Leading media personalities and top Democratic officials have gone from saying there was no crisis at the southern border to saying there is one in just a few short months.
Hosts on CNN and MSNBC like Joe Scarborough, Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, Nicolle Wallace and others went along with Democratic talking points earlier this year that the Trump administration had manufactured a crisis at the border to secure wall funding.
Illegal crossings have increased since then, but the situation at the border has been untenable for years. Now with increased reporting on poor conditions at border detention facilities for children, the situation has again been deemed a “crisis.”
“He’s lied so much about the realities of what he’s calling a crisis,” Cuomo said in January.
Then this month, he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper he hadn’t seen a “crisis” as “openly understood and ignored” as the situation at the border.
“Tonight, the president tries to sell a crisis that the facts tell us does not exist,” MSNBC’s Brian Williams said ahead of Trump’s Oval Office address about the border in January.
“This entire situation, which many have argued is a bona fide crisis at our southern border,” Williams said three months later.
“The big scam of the whole address was that there’s a crisis. There’s not a crisis,” Wallace said on MSNBC following Trump’s Oval Office speech.
On Monday, Wallace read a New York Times article about the “stench” at a holding center and said it put into relief the “humanitarian crisis” underway.
Scarborough accused then-Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of “lying” about a “crisis on the southern border” in January, before blaming Trump for the “crisis” there last week.
CNN’s Erin Burnett used finger-quotes on the word “crisis” while previewing Trump’s speech, saying he had to “prove that there is one.” She referred to the situation as a “crisis” on her show OutFront on June 6.
Lemon said in January the situation was a “manufactured crisis” meant to distract Americans from the Russia investigation.
“It’s a crisis, and we’re going to drill down on some of the numbers from this humanitarian crisis,” Lemon said on June 7.
The same goes for leading Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.).
Hoyer firmly said in February there was “no crisis at the border,” but CNN’s Manu Raju asked him this week if the emergency bill proposed by House Democratic leadership was enough to address the “crisis at the border.” Hoyer didn’t disagree with Raju’s wording, calling it a good bill.
Schumer and Pelosi both accused Trump of manufacturing a crisis in January, and Schumer said in a floor speech that month that “President Trump again tried to claim there was a crisis at the border. The fact is migrant crossings have been declining for nearly two decades.”
They couldnt hide it they refuse to deal seriously with the issue, now Warren at the border demanding a detention center get closed, and do what with the occupants?
These insane freaks must not ever get power or be given in to.
AOC’s photo op next to a chainlink fence wearing her Gucci watch, more crappy acting. The predatory emotional photo of the Dead Daddy and near 2 year old…They dont care, they do nothing to help, not a damn thing.
Toothpaste and soap the new talking point. Quit talking and pass some reform legislation, its a crisis do something besides photo ops.
Ever wonder about all those people we see trekking to El Norte? How did they get there? Who paid the coyotes? Those women with small children? No backpacks full of diapers, baby food, etc. How did the walk all the way from Honduras without being able to feed their infant children or change the diapers? How are these people paying for their cell phones? How did the Africans make it to Mexico? Did they walk across the ocean?
And then, there is this: