Oh God, someone left grandpa alone with his VCR again and he’s been watching old Mad Max movies. Now he’s warning that the dangerous menace on the southern border is even more dangerous because they have better cars than we do:
“The fact is, if we don’t have barriers, walls, call it what you want, we don’t have very strong barriers, where people can not, any longer, drive right across. They have unbelievable vehicles. They make a lot of money, they have the best vehicles you can buy. They have stronger, bigger and faster vehicles than our police have, and that ICE has, and that the Border Patrol has.”
Um … ok?
The clip is unclear, but we’re going to assume here he might(?) be talking about drug dealers(?) crossing the border, although the vast majority of smuggled drugs continue, the fact-checkers again tell us, to flow through legal ports of entry. There’s still a small but non-zero possibility that he believes coyotes are driving muscle cars across unnamed and unguarded desert washes—and we’re not talking about migrant-smuggling coyotes, but the Wile E. kind.
In any event, the newest danger is the best damn cars you’ve ever seen zooming over the sandy desert and making chumps of our ICE agents and their lame, lame American cars that could never hope to compete. So that’s why we need a wall. Because only a wall will stop those super-sweet cars.
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