Double-take: New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman was interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer after his Op-Ed published in the Times advocated for a wall to solve the border security problem, following Friedman’s trip to the southern border of the United States.
“The whole day left me more certain than ever that we have a real immigration crisis and that the solution is a high wall with a big gate — but a smart gate,” Friedman wrote, which Blitzer read on the air.
“Without a high wall, too many Americans will lack confidence that we can control our borders, and they therefore will oppose the steady immigration we need,” Friedman’s piece went on.
“But for this wall to have a big gate, it has to be a smart and compassionate one, one that says, ‘Besides legitimate asylum seekers, we’ll accept immigrants at a rate at which they can be properly absorbed into our society and workforce, and we’ll favor visa seekers with energies and talents that enrich and advance our society.’ more …
Opinion: Seems to me I heard that way back on November 2, 2016:
So tell me again, what is the problem?