A CNN panel on Donald Trump’s expected speech on his border wall turned into a yelling match after a former Republican National Committee member was chastised for spouting discredited information about drugs and crime at the border.
Appearing on CNN’s New Day with host Victor Blackwell, Trump 2020 Campaign Advisory Board member Mica Mosbacher attempted to defend Trump’s border wall by claiming drugs are pouring over the border where walls don’t exist.
“The DEA came out with an annual drug assessment report in December, and they said that 37 percent increase of fentanyl is coming across the southern border, ” Mosbacher stated only to have host Blackwell cut her off.
“But we also know, Mica, that the percentage of drugs coming across the southern border, the majority of those drugs are coming from points of entry,” the CNN host lectured her. “They’re not coming across with people coming into the country illegally.”
Former House Democratic Press Secretary Rochelle Ritchie jumped into the fray, calling out the conservative for lying, then attacked Republicans for setting a buy-a-brick program for contributors that will result in individual bricks being sent to Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
“Considering you have nutjobs that are going to start sending other things, this is a very irresponsible way to present a message about border security,” Ritchie cautioned. “I’m suggesting that you all stop this now because I was on Capitol Hill when Congressman [Steve] Scalise (R-LA) was shot and people blamed that on Bernie Sanders.”
“So if something happens to one of these congress-members because of the immature response from this White House when it comes to border security, that is going to be on Donald Trump and his administration,” Ritchie added.
“Well, I think what is irresponsible is the fact that Speaker Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and the leadership won’t sit down and negotiate,” Mosbacher shot back. “This could be a win-win situation for both sides.”
With Mosbacher insisting Democrats have made no effort to work with Trump and re-open the government, host Blackwell was compelled to jump in and tell her, “That is just not true,” which led to more accusations and crosstalk.
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