A guest on the Fox Business network accused George Soros, a wealthy elderly Jewish man, of a “criminal” plot to help the caravan of Central Americans coming to the United States to seek asylum.
Judicial Watch’s Chris Farrell went on the network with Lou Dobbs and accused the “Soros-occupied State Department” of working to help the migrants in an illegal way.
The reference to liberal donor George Soros, who was targeted by the MAGAbomber earlier this week, appeared to borrowed from the phrase “Zionist Occupied Government” — a term popular with extremists. which came from an anti-Semitic hoax called the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
“This is a criminal involvement on the part of these leftist groups,” Farrell said of the plot he alleged exists to assist migrants seeking asylum under international law. “It’s highly organized, it’s a highly elaborate, sophisticated operation.”
Farrell said he got this information “from the highest levels of the Guatemalan government” and that they were investigating.
The interview took place on Thursday, and was re-aired on Saturday night.
Watch the interview below.
Straight out of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Just moments ago, Lou Dobbs guest Chris Farrell (head of Judicial Watch) says Caravan is being funded/directed by the “Soros-occupied State Department”. pic.twitter.com/QBSong7uk1
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 27, 2018
(Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the segment occurred “hours after” a shooting at a Jewish synagogue. The interview took place on October 25, 2018.)
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