Fox News host Greg Gutfeld nailed the perfect one-line response to former Florida Republican Governor Jeb Bush’s justification of illegal immigration, comparing America’s borders to the now-bankrupt Borders book chain by joking that they both “don’t exist anymore.”
Gutfeld discussed Bush’s comments — which included calling illegal immigration an “act of love” — with fellow panelists on Fox News’ “The Five” on Monday. Despite the panel’s conservative make-up, most were sympathetic to the former governor.
“What I like about him is that he is speaking from principle and from his heart,” former (George W.) Bush-era White House spokesman Dana Perino said. “This is what he believes. He knows it’s unpopular . . . I do think there’s a significant portion of the sort of ‘quiet’ Republicans throughout the country who said, ‘I think I could agree with that.’”
Not so with Gutfeld, however. “Look, I know he’s qualified and I understand what he means by the act of love, that makes sense,” he said. “But you know what else is an act of love for your country is respect for an actual BORDER. That’s love for your country.”
“I want these people here that takes risks,” Gutfeld continued. “What made America great is people took risk. They came from their country to get here and risked their lives, and those people are great people and I like that.”
“But we should form a line,” he asserted. “Right now our borders are like that bookstore: they don’t exist anymore.”
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