CNN's Chris Cuomo had a conversation with an illegal alien, with the help of a translator, about why the man decided to come to the United States. The questions Cuomo asked confirmed what President Donald Trump and the Republican Party has said for the past few years: illegal aliens are coming to America for jobs, not because they're truly seeking asylum from a dangerous government.
“Is he here to work or is he here for asylum?” Cuomo asked the translator.
"He wants to work but if he gets asylum he's willing to get asylum," the translator told Cuomo.
"Why did he take his kid with him to come here if it's just to work?" Cuomo asked.
"It's what you and I were talking about. He says that if he comes here with his son then he's allowed to stay," the translator responded.
Kudos to Chris Cuomo for revealing that what's driving illegal immigration from Central America are job opportunities in U.S. and asylum loopholes. Very few have legitimate credible fear claims. This is how reporting is done.— NumbersUSA (@NumbersUSA) April 3, 2019
Congress continues to allow this crisis to build. pic.twitter.com/iqaIjzuVTR
Cuomo has made it known that he disagrees with Trump's take on illegal immigration. Just look at some of his tweets on his Twitter feed and clips from his show:
why must this potus paint migrants seeking asylum as a brown menace? Why does he want you to fear them so badly? https://t.co/rlKxCvAFZG— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) April 6, 2019
.@ChrisCuomo: The President went down to the border today and instead of seeking to help people, he accused asylum seekers of perpetrating a hoax on America.— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) April 6, 2019
The bad guys Trump is talking about are not what collapse the system. It's the kids and the families. pic.twitter.com/xyV1tPDeGS
President Trump has continually said Democrats refuse to help solve the issue of illegal immigration and he would close the United States-Mexico border if need be. He reiterated that position Sunday evening on Twitter:
More apprehensions (captures)— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2019
at the Southern Border than in many years. Border Patrol amazing! Country is FULL! System has been broken for many years. Democrats in Congress must agree to fix loopholes - No Open Borders (Crimes & Drugs). Will Close Southern Border If necessary...
....Mexico must apprehend all illegals and not let them make the long march up to the United States, or we will have no other choice than to Close the Border and/or institute Tariffs. Our Country is FULL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2019
It will be interesting to see if Cuomo and CNN's public relations team can spin this to fit their narrative. Somehow they'll try to blame this on President Trump. Bet CNN will start thinking twice before they ask these kind of questions on live TV, especially if there's a possibility that the person they're interviewing with buck their narrative.