MSNBC anchors Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi did not get the answer they were looking for when they asked their reporter in the field to confirm that it was mostly “women and children” in the migrant caravan.
“Some people look at these images and they listen to the president, who says it’s not women and children, it’s stone cold criminals,” Ruhle said. “You’re in that tent camp. Besides that family, give us the profile of who is there mostly, and what are they looking for?”
Reporter Gadi Schwartz admitted the immigration debate has become very polarizing before he dropped the truth on the anchors.
“The truth is: The majority of people that are part of this caravan, especially outside… the majority of them are men,” Schwartz said.
Moments later, he was even more blunt in his assessment of the caravan.
"From what we've seen, the majority are actually men, and some of these men have not articulated that need for asylum,” he said.
Ruhle and Velshi were silent back in the studio.
Watch the video below:
That's now how MSNBC was expecting that interview to go.
President Donald Trump has called on Mexico to deport immigrants in the migrant caravan who are trying to enter the United States illegally. He even threatened to shut down the border completely.
"Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be," Trump tweeted. "Congress, fund the WALL!"
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