CBS went to the border to check things out for themselves and sure enough the Border Patrol agent who was showing them around, Fernando Grijalva, told them that this is the worst crisis he’s ever seen at the border.
The CBS reporter actually responded to the Border Patrol agent “you actually will use that word ‘crisis’?”
The agent simply responded “Yes”.
And he’d already pointed out to her that he’s been working at the border for a long time, that he’s seen six different presidents. If you do the math, that means he’s been working there since the Reagan administration. You think Grijalva knows what he’s talking about? Hell yeah.
I love how he also told her, when she brought up how the agents were working without pay during the shutdown, that these agents believe STRONGLY in the mission and they know they have a job to do.
This actually reinvigorates me and I hope Trump doubles down on this. He really needs to tweet this story out for all of his followers to see.
Kudos to CBS for at least airing that segment on their evening news.