On FOX Business with Neil Cavuto Tuesday, former Cincinnati Mayor and close confidant of President Donald Trump, Ken Blackwell stated that Trump will stop the “nonsense” that “America should be borderless.”
“This nonsense that’s being perpetuated by anarchists that America should be borderless and that the rule of law can be turned on and off at will is something that the Trump administration is going to stop,” stated Ken Blackwell. “And he’s [President Trump] communicating that to our allies and to our trading partners.”
Ken Blackwell’s remarks on FOX Business with Cavuto came after President Trump, according to CNSNews.com, stated, “We’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” in response to news that a “caravan of 1,100-plus immigrants is traveling through Mexico to cross into the United States -- and that actual funding for the border wall is not included in the latest omnibus spending bill.”
Below is a transcript of Blackwell’s comments from FOX Business with Neil Cavuto yesterday:
Neil Cavuto: “Alright, well, you know the president better than I. When I hear news like this, that the Mexicans have intervened or reduced the size of this caravan that was getting bigger and bigger and bigger, I always wonder, ‘Well, what made them do that because they’ve not been on first name terms with the president?’ Well, actually, they’ve called him a number of names and back and forth.
“So, I am wondering what might have gotten this going. Do you think the president made an assurance to the Mexicans, for example, on the wall, that they won’t have to pay for it?”
Ken Blackwell: “Well, no. I don’t.
“I think what he did, was he basically said, ‘Look, we’re very close to a deal with NAFTA.’ And it makes sense. But it doesn’t make sense if you’re aiding and abetting nonsense and this march on our borders.
“Because in the final analysis, Neil, you know, for a number of years I was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in charge of the human rights portfolio – and I worked with John Bolton then – and we in fact understood clearly that we were dealing with 193 nation states. Those nations wanted folks to respect their borders, and they wanted some adherence to the rule of law.
“This nonsense that’s being perpetuated by anarchists that America should be borderless and that the rule of law can be turned on and off at will is something that the Trump administration is going to stop. And he’s communicating that to our allies and to our trading partners. And he’s basically saying, ‘When we have on our jersey, we’re going to keep it on. You can’t keep taking it on and off. We, in fact, are a team in this regard, and that includes respecting each other’s borders and the rule of law in each other’s countries.’”