Donald Trump’s reckless rhetoric and policymaking when it comes to immigration might be based completely on the fictional plot of a movie, according to Rachel Maddow.
On her program on Monday night, the MSNBC host pointed out that two of Trump’s most recent immigration assertions – that illegal border-crossers have better vehicles than U.S. law enforcement and that women are being taped up and trafficked across the border – can’t be substantiated in the real world, but they are featured in the new film ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’.
“Is it possible that that is where the president cooked up these justifications for the supposed crisis at the border and the pretense for sending U.S. troops there right before the election?” Maddow asked. “Could that actually happen in real life?”
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We don’t know why the president is saying either of those two things about the southern border. Apparently the border patrol does not know either and Trump appointees were surveying members of the border patrol to find out if there is any factual basis for any of these things the president has been saying. It should be noted that both of those things … do feature in a movie. … In that film, which is fiction, one of the things that happens is there a woman taped up in the car. In that same movie, there are also Mexican smugglers with amazing vehicles that are too fast for American law enforcement to keep up with. Also, you know that thing the president keeps saying about the prayer rugs being found in the desert at the border? That’s in that same movie, too. Again, all plot points in the same movie, which is fiction. Now, in a normal administration, it would be insane to suggest, even think about, even joke about the president of the United States seeing stuff in a movie and him maybe thinking it was real, or at least real enough to justify an actual U.S. military deployment of thousands of active duty U.S. troops to the border. … I mean, is it possible that that is where the president cooked up these justifications for the supposed crisis at the border and the pretense for sending U.S. troops there right before the election? Could that actually happen in real life? I don’t know.
Donald Trump is desperate to find a crisis at the border
Typically, when Donald Trump spews his usual nonsense to the public, it’s at least based upon some piece of propaganda he “learned” while watching Fox News.
But as Maddow pointed out on Monday, not even allies inside his own administration can find evidence to support his latest claims about the so-called crisis on the southern border.
With Democrats refusing to budge on his vanity wall, Donald Trump is becoming so desperate to create a phony crisis that he’s looking to fictional movie plots for help.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.