The mainstream media’s narrative that the migrant caravan is full of asylum seekers, women, and children is falling apart faster than the flimsy border wall a large crowd of illegal aliens broke through on Sunday as they assaulted Border Patrol agents.
Apparently, one MSNBC reporter didn’t get the memo and ended up revealing the truth.
On Monday, the news network was reporting on a border clash Sunday where hundreds of caravan migrants rushed at the flimsy fence between Tijuana and San Diego and broke through. Dozens of people were arrested on both sides of the border as law enforcement officers were assaulted. U.S. Border Patrol agents were forced to deploy tear gas to protect themselves.
“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,’’ complained a female NBC News anchor.
Actually, President Trump simply said that “many” of the migrants are “stone cold criminals.” The Department of Homeland Security was more detailed in a recent report, saying that “most of the caravan members are not women and children” and that are more than 500 criminals in the main caravan.
The NBC anchor then addressed a reporter live on the air at a caravan migrant tent camp in Tijuana, telling him, “Give us the profile of who is there, mostly, and what are they looking for, because it seems as though...they don’t actually have the necessary information so they know how to cross the border.”
“There could be people yesterday who were running [across the border] because they thought it was their only chance,” she wildly claimed.
She wasn’t expecting the on-the-spot reporter's answer.
“You’ll be able to see for yourself,” he replied as he directed the camera operator around the “inner sanctum” of the migrant camp. “You’re going to see a lot of families here, a lot of women and children.”
“But the truth is, the majority of the people that are part of this caravan, especially outside [the inner sanctum]...the majority of them are men,” he added.
Leading the cameraman toward the outside of the walled enclosure, he continued, “When this becomes a polarized political issue in the United States, you have people on one side that point and say there are women and children here, and that is true. And there are others who point and say these are men that are trying to cross the border, and that’s true, too.”
“From what we’ve seen, the majority are actually men, and some of these men have not articulated that need for asylum.”
“Poof” goes the narrative.
“Instead, they have talked about going to the United States for a better life to find work,” he said as he exited the enclosure. “This is where a food bank has been set up. And you’ve got a long line of men. Earlier, we saw about 500-600 men standing in line waiting for food.”
“A lot of confusion all around,” remarked the other NBC News anchor.
The MSNBC correspondents’ live report matched up with the eyewitness accounts from the Border Patrol agents who stopped and arrested dozens of caravan migrants rushing across the border on Sunday.
“I kind of challenge that this was a peaceful protest or that the majority of these people were claiming asylum,” said Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott in an interview with CNN. “We ended up making about 42 arrests. Only eight of those were females, and there were only a few children involved. The vast majority of the people we are dealing with are adult males.”
“The group immediately started throwing rocks and debris at our agents, taunting the agents,” he continued. “Once our agents were assaulted, and the numbers started growing, we had two or three agents at a time initially facing hundreds of people at a time. They deployed tear gas to protect themselves and protect the border.”
“I believe there are definitely people in that group that are going to try to claim asylum,” Scott explained. “The vast majority of those are from what we call the Northern Triangle are economic migrants, though. They do not meet the qualifications to get asylum here.”
“However, what I saw on the border yesterday was not people walking up to border agents and asking to claim asylum,” he added. “In fact, one of the groups I watched...they passed 10 or 15 marked border patrol agents. They were chanting, waving the Honduran flag, and throwing rocks at the agents.”
“If they were truly asylum seekers they would have just walked up with their hands up and surrendered.”
Scott also told CNN that the men who were charging onto U.S. soil were pushing women and children to the front and using them as shields as they threw projectiles at Border Patrol agents.
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd confirmed that, telling Fox News that “The way these people rushed the border was absolutely monstrous. They pushed women and children up front and then behind those women and children, they started throwing rocks, cement bricks, they started throwing bottles at our Border Patrol agents.”