“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace said it was “preposterous” of President Donald Trump to suggest Democrats were somehow responsible for the surge of illegal immigrants at the U.S. southern border, on “America’s Newsroom” Friday.
Wallace was discussing the escalation of Trump’s rhetoric leading up to the November midterm elections and said he has no evidence to back up his claims. (RELATED: Border Patrol Deputy Chief Begs Congress To Enter Immigration Fight To Ease Border Crisis)
“Let me say first of all that the idea that the Democrats were somehow behind this caravan coming from Honduras of these women and children is preposterous,” Wallace said.
Wallace also said there’s no evidence to support the claim the protesters at Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation were paid to be there.
“And there’s been no evidence offered on that any more than there was evidence that the protesters up on Capitol Hill during the Kavanaugh hearings were paid protesters,” he said.
Vice News editor Shawna Thomas claimed Oct. 7 on ABC’s “This Week” that certain protesters were funded by outside liberal activist groups, but she later tried to walk back her statement on Twitter.
clarification: I said there were some official organizations in the mix who have staff & consultants that were part of these protests. And some of them were helping individuals with tactics. That is not the same as ppl being paid to protest who don’t care about this issue. https://t.co/SZykSAj8Vt
— Shawna Thomas (@Shawna) October 7, 2018
Wallace claimed the issue of illegal immigration is a human rights matter, but said it still doesn’t give the caravan the right to enter the U.S. without legal clearance.
“These are people that are coming. There are tough conditions both in terms of human rights, also in terms of employment in Honduras,” he concluded. “That doesn’t mean they have a right to come into the U.S., but this isn’t some Democratic plot.”
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