The naive, dumb ideals of liberalism just don’t hold up in reality.
That’s what prominent far-left New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman learned when he visted the border and saw what the Mexican criminals attempting to illegally sneak into our country are really like.
In the past, Friedman mocked Trump and his promise to build the border wall. Now that he’s seen what illegal immigration looks like for himself, though, he’s done a complete 180 and says that not only does our country desperately need a wall, but a HIGH wall with a BIG gate.
Check out the news of Friedman’s rude awakening that hit Twitter:
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Thomas Friedman, a long-time member of The New York Times and columnist for the newspaper since 1995, has been scathing in his criticism of President Trump. In a column last February, the award-winning writer described Trump as the “biggest threat to the integrity of our democracy today.”
During a CNN interview, the Pulitzer Prize winner also called Trump “disturbed,” adding that if Hillary Clinton were president and “done one of the things Donald Trump” was accused of doing, she would have been impeached.
Yet, Friedman now finds himself standing on the same side as Trump on one of the president’s signature issues -- the border wall.
The veteran scribe’s latest column begins by detailing a recent trip he took to parts of the southern border.
“On April 12, I toured the busiest border crossing between America and Mexico — the San Ysidro Port of Entry, in San Diego — and the walls being built around it,” the piece reads.
“Guided by a U.S. Border Patrol team, I also traveled along the border right down to where the newest 18-foot-high slatted steel barrier ends and the wide-open hills and craggy valleys beckoning drug smugglers, asylum seekers and illegal immigrants begin.
“It’s a very troubling scene.”
Friedman continued: “The whole day left me more certain than ever that we have a real immigration crisis and that the solution is a high wall with a big gate — but a smart gate.”
“Without a high wall, too many Americans will lack confidence that we can control our borders, and they therefore will oppose the steady immigration we need.”