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CNN Political Commenter Calls Migrant Caravan ‘Imaginary’

Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics

CNN political commentator Errol Louis called the migrant caravan comprised of thousands of migrants traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border “imaginary.”

CNN morning anchor Jim Sciutto asked Louis about Trump talking about the migrant caravan on the campaign trail.

Louis called Trump’s focus on the migrant caravan “ugly” before declaring that there are few GOP candidates running on the economy. He explained that “the economy has been humming along,” but Republicans focusing on the economy rare “unicorns.”

Louis then said instead that the GOP was focusing on an “imaginary” caravan and “false charges” against Florida Democrat nominee for governor Andrew Gillum.

“They’re running on an imaginary caravan. False charges against a black candidate in Florida. Almost anything to juice up their base,” Louis said.

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The migrant caravan originating from Central America is now thousands strong. They are traveling through Mexico after storming the Mexican border with Guatemala.

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Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins reported Tuesday that the caravan is now being chartered to the U.S. border by tour buses. (RELATED: New Images Show Exactly How Massive The Migrant Caravan Is Traveling to The USA Through Mexico)

“We’ve seen the 5,000-strong caravan walking to the border, but now they’re waiting for a ride to the border,” Jenkins said. “This is the first time I have seen an organized bus operation from the state of Oaxaca actually getting volunteer buses to put people … on them and take them to their next location.”

Getty Images has previously shown the migrant caravan traveling by raft and flatbed truck.