Fox Information anchor Shepard Smith on Monday accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton leaves door open for 2020 run: ‘I’d like to be president’ Protesters unveil pro-trans banner at World Series Trump congratulates Brazil’s Bolsonaro on presidential win MORE of exploiting the “migrant caravan” as a way to stoke anxieties forward of the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
“Tomorrow the migrants, in response to Fox Information reporting, are greater than two months away, if any of them really come right here,” Smith mentioned on air.
“However tomorrow is one week earlier than the midterm election, which is what all of that is about,” he added. “There is no such thing as a invasion. Nobody’s coming to get you. There’s nothing in any respect to fret about.”
Shep Smith on the migrant caravan: “There is no such thing as a invasion. Nobody is coming to get you. There may be nothing in any respect to fret about.” pic.twitter.com/4dLmPuZem0
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) October 29, 2018
Trump has known as the caravan of Central American migrants an “invasion,” utilizing the form of anti-immigration rhetoric that endeared him to his most fervent supporters in 2016. He has additionally referred to the midterms because the election of the “caravan.”
Democrats and immigration-rights activists have accused the president of drawing on xenophobic and racist pictures in an effort to frighten the citizens forward of Election Day.
A lot of that criticism has additionally been directed towards Fox Information, which has aired a number of segments framing the caravan of migrants as an existential risk to the U.S.
Smith typically breaks together with his colleagues, significantly over Trump’s rhetoric.
The U.S. navy introduced on Monday that it’s going to ship greater than 5,200 lively responsibility troops to the U.S. border with Mexico by the top of the week, and that it might be dispatching extra troops in upcoming weeks.
Trump final week ordered the navy to ship lively responsibility troops to the border in response to the caravan.
In accordance with media experiences, the 1000’s of migrants heading towards the U.S. border are largely escaping poverty and violence of their house international locations.
Smith on Monday instructed viewers that Trump raised alarms a few related caravan of migrants heading towards the border in April; that group principally dissipated earlier than reaching the U.S.
“After they did this to us, bought us all riled up in April, keep in mind?” Smith mentioned. “The outcome was 14 arrests. We’re America, we will deal with it. However like I mentioned, every week to the election.”