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Immigration / Migrant Caravan / Trump / A Discussion #1131419

CNN Evening News for Monday, Oct 22, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump's allusions to Middle East terrorists travelling with the Central American caravan now in Mexico in order to scare Americans about immigration introduced; scenes shown of him on the campaign trail in Houston & {Briefly} of the caravan in Mexico. [TRUMP - says the Democrats want the caravans: they are bad politicians with horrible policies; they want to open the borders & give them cars & drivers' licenses; speaks against sanctuary cities: they are rioting is California.] The conspiracy theory that Democrats are paying Central American to come north outlined. [Later, TRUMP - says many in California want to get out of sanctuary cities & there is rioting; that you will find MS-13 in the caravan.] Trump tweeT about the caravan with Middle Easterners mixed in quoted. [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS -backs the Middle Eastern problem.] The actualities about the 10 a day figure for criminals trying to enter the US noted. What he is saying about the border wall noted. [TRUMP - says we are building the wall: it is moving.] [in Ohio, TRUMP - promises a bill about the opioid crisis without Democrat support.] Trump's promises about a middle class tax cut & the Saudi arms deal: a flood of misinformation outlined. Map of the caravan's route shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Huehuetan, Mexico: Bill Weir) The lack of Middle Easterners in the immigration caravan, what did happen to the people in the caravan, the help for them from Mexico, what the people are saying about what Trump says about the migrants {with migrants' Spanish words about Trump quoted}, the organization of the caravan after discontent, violence & crime in Honduras discussed; scenes shown from Mexico.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Trump supporter Steve Cortes & Van Jones about Trump & immigration. [JONES - offers views on the idea that Democrats are paying for this: Trump lies.] [CORTES - offers views on what Trump means about terrorists coming from other countries with Bangladeshis crossing the Mexico border, why borders are important: to protect Americans of any color.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Weir, Bill

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