In a stunning turn of events, the liberal New York Times editorial board is urging Congress to give Trump the funding he wants for the border. Although there is a catch, naturally.
Townhall has details:
Oh My: NYT Editorial Board Concedes Trump is Right on Border Crisis, Urges Congress to Fulfill New WH Budget Request
Everyone knows the old sayings about broken clocks and blind squirrels, but I’ll confess to being genuinely surprised by this one. The editors of the New York Times, one of the most reliably liberal mainstream publications in America, are no longer able to ignore or abide the ongoing chaos at the Southern border.
In a new house editorial, they acknowledge reality and urge Congressional Democrats to get serious about the problem — including a call to fulfill the Trump administration’s latest budget request on this front:
New York Times Editorial Board: “President Trump is right: There is a crisis at the southern border.” pic.twitter.com/YTPAUl2fTQ
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 6, 2019
So here’s the catch. The NYT’s wants the funding used to help the migrants rushing the border.
Here’s an excerpt from the NY Times editorial:
President Trump is right: There is a crisis at the southern border. Just not the one he rants about…But as record numbers of Central American families flee violence and poverty in their homelands, they are overwhelming United States border systems, fueling a humanitarian crisis of overcrowding, disease and chaos.
The Border Patrol is now averaging 1,200 daily arrests, with many migrants arriving exhausted and sick…On Wednesday, the White House sent Congress a request for $4.5 billion in emergency funding to help manage the surge. In a letter to lawmakers, the acting director of the White House’s budget office, Russell Vought, sought to convey the scope of the challenge.
“In February, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered more than 76,000 illegal border crossers and inadmissible aliens, and in March that number exceeded 100,000 — the highest monthly level in more than a decade,” Mr. Vought wrote. He described what he said were “alarming numbers” of women and children jammed into Border Patrol stations never intended as long-term shelters.
Laura Ingraham called out the Times for this:
I’m at border with @CBP agents now—they just said @nytimes 100 percent wrong that there’s “There is no pressing nat’l security threat — no invasion of murderers, drug cartels or terrorists.“ https://t.co/Tr4tD5alQ2
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 6, 2019
You had to know the Times would spin this for the liberal agenda.