CBS likely hoped that they could reel out yet another gotcha “report” against President Donald Trump and his border policies when they visited the border. But when they spoke to a border agent, he unexpectedly put the kibosh on that plan and ended up siding with Trump on the issue.
Custom & Border Patrol agent Fernando Grijalva shocked and dismayed the biased CBS reporter, Mireya Villarreal, during her visit to Arizona as the reporter sought to learn what was going on at the border.
Villarreal skeptically told her viewers that agent Grijalva felt that his portion of the border is a “hotbed for illegal crossings.”
During their interview, the agent used the one word that CBS was hoping he would avoid.
“Let me put it this way, I’ve seen six different presidents in the time that I’ve been with the Border Patrol, and this is the worst crisis that I’ve seen,” Grijalva told the reporter.
“You actually will use that word, ‘crisis’?” Villarreal asked incredulous.
“Yes,” the agent responded.
Villarreal went on to try and impugn how border patrol agents feel about their job by acting surprised that they are still working without a paycheck during the shutdown.
“They believe that strongly in the mission and they know they, and we, have a job to do,” Grijalva insisted.
Later in the report, agent Grijalva showed the CBS scold a troublesome section of the border where illegals get off busses in Mexico by the hundreds and just waltz across the border and into the U.S.
Villarreal noted that the border patrol grabbed up 52,000 illegals in that area alone last yea, up over 1,000 illegals a month.
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