For months now, Trump has been getting his base all riled up about this supposed “caravan” of scary brown people headed towards our Southern border from Central America. He has called it an “assault on our country” and is now threatening to send 5,000 troops to the border to stop them as well as cut off aid to countries allowing them to come here.
His cries of hidden terrorists and gang members among what is mostly families with small children have gotten so out of hand, that even Fox News is starting to question whether or not Trump really is concerned for our country, or if this might just be another tactic to rally his base to vote for Republicans in the midterm elections, which are now (conveniently) exactly one week away.
Monday, during his report on Fox News, anchor Shep Smith accused Trump of exploiting the immigration issue and the approaching “caravan” as he calls it, to cause alarm among voters ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Smith said:
‘Tomorrow the migrants, according to Fox News reporting, are more than two months away, if any of them actually come here. But tomorrow is one week before the midterm election, which is what all of this is about.’
Smith went on to say that, “no one’s coming to get you. There’s nothing at all to worry about.”
Shep Smith on the migrant caravan: “There is no invasion. No one is coming to get you. There is nothing at all to worry about.” pic.twitter.com/4dLmPuZem0
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) October 29, 2018
It’s true that Shep Smith has never been Trump’s biggest fan, but this was pretty amazing of him to say on National TV. We hope Trump was watching.
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