Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson highlighted how Mexico’s ruling class views the United States, which is as a “social safety net,” and how that same ruling class encourages Mexicans to come across the border illegally.
While much of the focus by the media has been on Russia’s influence on the domestic affairs of the country, it wasn’t Russia about which we should be concerned, but Mexico. Carlson added that Mexico is on the verge of electing Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a far-leftist, as its next president.
Transcript as follows:
You’ve heard a lot recently about the sinister influence of foreign countries on our government. Our enemies abroad, we are told, take advantage of our political system to hurt us and help themselves.
Well, we’re right to be worried about that. It’s actually happening. The chief offender is not Russia though. It’s Mexico.
Mexican authorities encourage illegal immigration into our country. They publish instructions showing illegal aliens how to evade deportation from here. They guide migrant caravans north on their way to America. They send their poorest people here because it’s cheaper than taking care of them there.
America is now Mexico’s social safety net, and that is a very good deal for the Mexican ruling class.
In 10 days, Mexican voters will select a new president. The favorite in that race, as of tonight, is man named Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. In a speech on Tuesday, Lopez Obrador said that, as president, his administration will “defend all the migrants in the American continent” and all the migrants in the world who must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.
He added that everybody in this world has “a human right” to enter our country, the United States of America.
And when you think about it, you can see why he feels that way because, in a recent speech, he also admitted that the Mexican economy is dependent upon remittances from the US to Mexico.
By the way, Lopez Obrador has suggested that he may give amnesty to Mexico’s drug cartels. Those are the people who produce and import the opioids that have destroyed the center of this country, the ones that killed tens of thousands of Americans every year, the fentanyl that comes from Mexico. People who produce that and kill Americans off scot-free.
But it turns out Lopez Obrador’s constituency isn’t just in his own country. It’s here. That’s odd because we’re told over and over again that immigrants are eager to assimilate here in America, but apparently Lopez Obrador didn’t get that memo.
Just last year, he campaigned for the presidency of Mexico in more than a dozen American cities since Mexican citizens living abroad are still allowed to vote back home.
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