Posted on October 22, 2018

CNN’s Camerota, Matt Schlapp Clash over Migrant Caravan

Megan Keller, The Hill, October 22, 2018

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota and Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, on Monday got in a heated debate while discussing the migrant caravan that is moving toward the U.S.-Mexico border.


“Actually, Donald Trump has proven to be durably correct that our immigration system is completely broken,” Schlapp said. “If you come to the border with a child today, doesn’t even have to be your child, you will get entrance into our country. You will jump the line.”


“Who’s paying for the caravan?” Schlapp interrupted.

“Come on,” she said.

“Alisyn, who’s paying for the caravan?” he repeated. “I’d like to know. I think you should put a reporter on it. Who’s paying for it?”

“Oh, we have a reporter on it, let me answer your question,” Camerota said. “No one is paying for the caravan. Poor people are marching 2700 – ”

“Nope,” Schlapp said, shaking his head.

“- 2700 miles, Matt,” Camerota finished.

“Alysin, nobody in their right mind thinks that four or five thousand people spontaneously got together, met on a corner in Guatemala, and decided to take this long trip as you just described,” he said. “This is a very harrowing trip. It takes huge logistical support.”