Tom Friedman of the New York Times is not a conservative or a Trump supporter, but a recent trip to America’s southern border has given him a change of heart on immigration. He now says we need a wall.
Real Clear Politics reports:
Thomas Friedman: “High Wall With A Big Gate” Solution To “Real Immigration Crisis”
‘New York Times’ op-ed columnist Thomas Friedman appeared on CNN to discuss his visit to the U.S.-Mexico border that left him believing there is a “real immigration crisis” and the solution is a “high wall.”
“The whole day left me more certain than ever that we a real immigration crisis and that the solution is a high wall with a big gate – but a smart gate,” he wrote.
“A big gate, a smart gate and a compassionate gate, I said,” Friedman said. Wolf, I’m as radically pro-immigration as they come. But it is pretty clear to me that unless we can assure a significant number of Americans that we can control our border, we’re never going to have the proper immigration flow I think we need, we desire and that we actually have a moral responsibility given our history as a nation of immigrants and a refuge for people fleeing persecution.”
“I think the only way is a compromise on this,” he said.” The tragedy and that’s why my column — I think Trump is wasting this crisis.
Watch the video:
"I'm as radically pro-immigration as they come," says NYT columnist Thomas Friedman. "But it is pretty clear to me that unless we can assure a significant number of Americans that we can control our border, we're never going to have the proper immigration flow I think we need." pic.twitter.com/sVvfTRj3bb
— CNN (@CNN) April 25, 2019
The left is not handling this well.
Check out this piece from Splinter News:
Thomas Friedman Goes Full Fascist After Border Patrol-Approved Immigration Tour
The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, high off having diagnosed the trouble with Brexit Britain (too many French people in London!), went to the U.S. border to figure out what’s up there.
The resulting column is reminiscent of David Frum’s anti-immigration opus that it cites: convinced of its liberal humanitarianism and superior connection to the Facts, while in fact being indistinguishable from and lending credence to the nasty anti-immigrant fervor that it claims to disown.
“Guided” in his visit by a U.S. Border Patrol team, an entity which definitely doesn’t have any sort of political agenda, Friedman paints a picture of a “very troubling scene” at the border. He then proceeds to describe the human tragedy of people fleeing violence and dismay, waiting in the hot desert for America to act in accordance with its supposed ideals.
That’s the left. Go against them on anything and you’re instantly a fascist.