Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump is living in an “alternate reality” with his immigration policy, but then claimed the southern border is more secure than it’s been in 50 years.
“We’re really living though here in an alternate reality,” Scarborough said on “Morning Joe” Thursday. “What is it Kellyanne Conway talked about — alternative facts. You have National Guard troops going to the border to protect the border that has fewer crossings since — I mean, hell, there crossings have been going down for almost as long as I, you know, lowest since — in 46 years. I mean, half a century.”
Scarborough said the issue of illegal immigrant crossings was at a “low ebb” and implied Trump’s border wall was unnecessary.
“And then they’re talking about building — building this wall for a problem that again is at a low ebb for almost half a century,” he concluded.
Scarborough’s comments come less than two months after he said the majority of Americans agree with Trump on immigration.
“Lot of people in the media may not like it. I talk about this massive disconnect between where Americans are on immigration and where the media is on immigration, where elites are on immigration,” Scarborough said. “Don’t shoot the messenger, read the polls, most Americans are far closer to Stephen Miller’s views on immigration than they are Nancy Pelosi.”