In rare admission, CNN reports: ‘The US got almost everything it wanted from Mexico’

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After days of suggesting that President Donald Trump’s use of tariffs to pressure Mexico into taking more action to thwart the flood of illegal aliens across the United States’ southern border would fail and backfire, ultimately nosediving the economy into a recession, the media have now been forced to admit that his plan was a complete success. And leading the pack was CNN.

“So now there’s the additional border enforcement and help in breaking up trafficking networks. The U.S. got almost everything it wanted from Mexico,” CNN correspondent Victor Blackwell conceded Saturday on “New Day Weekend” with what appeared to be a sad frown.

“The talks go on for another three months,” co-host Christi Paul added.


Announced late Friday evening, the potentially historic immigration deal agreed to by Mexico calls for the Latin American nation to “take unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration, to include the deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico.”

“Mexico is also taking decisive action to dismantle human smuggling and trafficking organizations as well as their illicit financial and transportation networks,” a press release issued by the State Department reads.

“Additionally, the United States and Mexico commit to strengthen bilateral cooperation, including information sharing and coordinated actions to better protect and secure our common border.”

More notably, Mexico has agreed to accept all asylum seekers, including those who step foot inside the United States either legally or illegally.

“[T]hose crossing the U.S. Southern Border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await the adjudication of their asylum claims,” the press release explains.

The deal was unexpectedly reached after days of liberal Democrats and their media allies fear-mongering over the potential economic side effects that the president’s scheduled tariffs on Mexico could engender. As usual, CNN led the pack.



This rhetoric fits a seemingly never-ending pattern of Trump announcing a plan, the media fear-mongering over the plan, the president succeeding at the plan and the media winding up with egg on their face. Rarely, however, does the media ever actually admit defeat.

Even with this clear-cut victory, some segments of the media have already begun twisting the narrative to, one, make it seem as if the deal that was reached was a “compromise,” and two, attribute any potential upcoming drops in migration to other factors, such as weather.

“If historical trends are any guide, the recent migrant influx — last month U.S. officials detained 133,000 people at the southern border, more than twice as many as in December — is likely to fall in coming weeks as searing summer heat kicks in,” the Los Angeles Times wrote Saturday.

“That will give Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador room to claim their efforts have succeeded.”

But that’s a false narrative. The last time that border migration dropped precipitously during the summer months was in 2014. Last year border crossings increased during the summer. The same thing happened in 2017 and 2016. In 2015, on the other hand, crossings declined slightly.


It’s unclear why the media are unwilling or incapable of sticking to the facts and shedding the false narratives and nearly always inaccurate speculation that have defined them for the past four years and counting.

What does seem to be clear is that the army of so-called “experts” that the media — including CNN — use to prop up their bizarre conspiracy theories don’t actually have a clue.:



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