A migrant mother and her daughters flee after US officers fire tear gas on the border with Mexico, November 25, 2018
I spoke with George Howell on CNN International on Monday morning about tear gas fired on migrants at the US-Mexico border.
The discussion establishes the facts around Sunday’s incident before situating it within Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” orders and rhetoric about the “invasion” of the US — all as I worried that, given Trump’s order that lethal force can be used — someone is going to be killed soon.
Donald Trump created this crisis. Donald Trump wants this crisis.
He is angry. He is frustrated. He is even scared, because of a combination of issues at home.
If he can continue to blame migrants, continue to blame courts for sheltering migrants, continue to blame liberals for defending migrants — he’s hoping to cling onto support amid those issues.