Former Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) says the United States “is going to collapse” as a nation without a border wall and end to mass illegal immigration.
Brazil inaugurated Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right conservative who campaigned on a platform of smaller government and fighting socialism, as its president on Tuesday. In his first speech in office, Bolsonaro urged Brazilians to “dream” while remaining vigilant of the threats of socialism.
Speaking Monday on “Fox & Friends,” Carla Provost, the chief of United States Border Patrol, defended her agency’s use of tear gas on illegal aliens at the border over the weekend. Provost shot down the idea that Border Patrol agents used the tear gas on the migrants solely because they were trying to enter the country, explaining it was because her agents “were being assaulted” with rocks and bottles. “Our agents were being assaulted,” Provost said. “A large group rushed the area and they were throwing rocks and bottles at my men and women, putting them in harm’s way, as well as other members of the caravan. We needed to disperse the group, and with that assaultive nature, it was imperative that we dispersed them from the area.” Provost went on to say that Border Patrol is working with its partners in Mexico to provide safety for “both communities.” “We have a shared border and, of course, a shared concern for the safety and the security of both communities,” she shared. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
Thursday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson called into his own show, which was being guest hosted by “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade, to address Antifa’s so-called “protest” outside his home earlier this week. Carlson called it “upsetting” that his wife had to hide out of fear of the people threatening violence outside his home under the guise of a “protest.” “What’s it like to find out that your wife is hiding in the pantry because people are threatening her? I mean, it’s upsetting,” he said. Carlson insisted he wasn’t going to back down from his role as a media commentator given these antics. “This has a chilling effect on people’s ability to speak and to think freely,” he said. “That’s the point. It’s totalitarian in its intent. We should fight it.” “Our public conversation has been hijacked by extremists like this,” Carlson added. Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor