There is a war on the U.S.-Mexican border, and American leftists are guiding and financing it, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich claimed Monday, while commenting on reports of clashes between migrants and Border Patrol agents at the California border.
"This war on the border is real,” Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox and Friends."
"What people are trying to do is a psychological war, very often guided, by the way, by American leftists who are activists and American left-wing organizations who are helping finance it.”
This is happening, Gingrich said, because "their goal is to find some way to embarrass the U.S. government so we can’t even control our own border, and we have to be prepared to stand up to that, and to do whatever is necessary.”
However, Congress has been failing to act for years, Gingrich said, even back when he was "with President (Ronald) Reagan trying to get those things done."
“You are either going to have a country and have a border or you are not going to have a country," said Gingrich.
However, he said there are also conservative businesses who "want cheap labor," but also a "number of left-wingers who don't believe in borders."
Meanwhile, there are "at least 100 million people who would come to the U.S.," said Gingrich. "I think this is a very serious moment. I think President (Donald) Trump is doing the right thing."
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