We interrupt the talk of the president “manufacturing” a crisis at the border with this hair-raising report about the crisis at the border. Alarming new numbers about border apprehensions from U.S. Customs and Border Protection should puncture the lazy conventional wisdom about the border being under control, except in the lurid imagination of President Donald Trump.
All during the fight over a border wall, we were told by the media and progressives commentators that the border is practically locked down because apprehensions are down from highs in the 2000s. Along with almost every other critic of the president, Steve Schmidt was outraged that “the president of the United States would manufacture out of whole cloth this crisis.”
Being anti-Trump means never having to say you are sorry or you were wrong, so the latest evidence won’t make an impression on anyone who blithely dismissed the idea of border crisis. But it should.
But being anti-Trump means never having to say you are sorry or you were wrong.