President Donald Trump has been using the supposed threat of migrant “caravans” to push Congress to fund his border wall — but on Friday, even a Fox News reporter got him to admit that the wall would do nothing to stop them.
During a press gathering in the Oval Office, reporter John Roberts informed the president that his proposed wall would not actually prevent migrants from crossing into the United States given that it would be physically impossible for such a barrier to be built directly on the border, given that the actual U.S.-Mexico border is in the middle of the Rio Grande.
“There are all these tens of thousands of Central American migrants who just want to touch foot on U.S. soil and wait for the border patrol to pick them up,” Roberts said. “How does building the new wall solve that?”
“You are right,” the president admitted. “Touch the land, all of the sudden it’s a catch-and-release deal. They go into the country, and in some cases, if they are criminals, they are released into our country. It’s a ridiculous thing.”
Despite Trump’s claims, it is not the United States’ policy to simply release known criminals who aren’t legally in the country out into the general public.
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‘Pence would be president by noon’: Morning Joe claims GOPers would dump Trump in a minute in a secret impeachment vote
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough believes the Senate would convict President Donald Trump by an overwhelming margin today if the vote were held in secret.
Former Sen. Jeff Flake said late last month that "at least 35" Republicans would vote to impeach Trump if the vote were secret, but the "Morning Joe" host and analyst Mike Barnicle agreed that number is much higher as public support grows for removing the president.
"I find it very interesting, very interesting that senators are being a little more careful in not attacking Mitt Romney," Scarborough said, referring to the Utah Republican who's been increasingly critical of the president. "Senators aren't rushing to Donald Trump's side. They don't know, for the first time, how this is going to play out. They're not so sure, for the first time, that Donald Trump can shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and get away with it."
Stephen Colbert rips ‘idiot’ GOP senator for defending Trump’s unconstitutional self-dealing
"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert returned from New Zealand for a new show that aired Monday evening.
"I have been as far from the insatiable black hole of news that is Donald Trump as you can get on this planet.
I've heard there have been some developments over the last 10 days that did not go well for Donnie,"
The host ripped Trump's 71-minute press conference.
"Seventy-one minutes is not a press conference, it's a one man show," he explained. "If you liked 'Fleabag,' you'll love Donald Trump in 'Douchebag,'" he said.
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Maddow warns Russia is interfering in the 2020 election in ‘exactly the same way’ as they did in 2016
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Monday warned that Russia and the Republicans are running the "exact same play" against Democrats in 2020 -- and this time will be aided by the United States Justice Department.
"And they are playing it again already for the next election. And some of it is happening just like it did in 2016. And some of it is worse and I think it’s going to be more powerful than it was in 2016. In part because this is a second draft for these guys, right? They ran this play in 2016. They worked out some of the kinks," she explained. "Now they’ll do it again with the benefit of knowing what worked for them and what didn’t work the first time around. It’s a second draft. It’s going to be better and more polished."