Reprinted with permission from Creators.
From the beginning of his campaign for president, Donald Trump portrayed illegal immigration as a forest fire that threatens to spread rapidly and engulf us all. Mexicans, he charged, are “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” He thought Americans should be afraid.
He’s still blaring that message. Last month, he tweeted angrily that a “caravan” of Hondurans was marching northward through Mexico to pour across the Rio Grande. “Getting more dangerous,” he warned.
In San Diego on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions echoed the alarm. Raising the specter that we could be “overwhelmed” by a “stampede” of invaders, he vowed to “finally secure this border so that we can get the American people the safety and peace of mind that they deserve.”
When these two are done in Washington, they can go into the business of making horror movies — which, like these claims, are not rooted in reality.…