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.
Not least of which, everyone’s favorite new socialist “It Girl,” who went from posing grim-faced in shots taken at a tent city near El Paso, Texas last year as a candidate, to declaring the Trump “fabricating a ‘national emergency’ over immigrants” in January, to calling housing for illegal immigrants “concentration camps” earlier this month.
Curiously though yesterday, “AOC and the Fresh Face Caucus Vote Against Aid for the Border After Grandstanding About It. This is how you know you Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley aren’t serious about their constant emotional appeals regarding the border. The ‘fresh faces’ of the Democratic party are all about making Twitter rants and posing for glamour shots, but when it comes to actually helping solve the problem, they are there to work against those trying to fix the situation. The aforementioned four were the only Democrats to vote against the Border Security funding bill that passed the House yesterday.”
Given her “concentration camp” rhetoric, at the American edition of the London Spectator, Daniella Greenbaum Davis asks, “AOC: ignorant or anti-Semitic?”