Friday's HOT MIC
A presidential candidate was barnstorming across Los Angeles over the weekend, reaching out to Mexican migrants, blasting President Trump and calling for protection for illegal immigrants. The twist: he is running for president of Mexico.
According to Mexican newspaper Excelsior, Ricardo Anaya Cortes met with businessmen and activists in Los Angeles -- which has a large Hispanic population. Among those he met with was Obama-era Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, now the president of the University of California.
In a tweet accompanied by a picture with Napolitano, Anaya said they “talked about the importance of supporting the Dreamers and agreed that Mexican migrants deserve respect.”
The Left's assault on national sovereignty -- aided and abetted by the "free trade" and "open borders" plutocrats on the right -- is now as bald-faced as one could wish to see. A candidate for the presidency of the country that is blatantly and unapologetically offloading its domestic problems upon the United States of America is now actually campaigning in El Norte on behalf of his constituents there.
According to Excelsior, Anaya said that “we are one,” and reiterated that the Mexican migrant community in the U.S. is not alone. While on American soil, he also took a swipe at President Trump by saying he would not be on the side of “an American president who has dedicated himself to insulting our community.”
Appealing to the Mexican community, he said that those who have entered the U.S. are “the heroes of the country.”
“I want to ask you, with my heart in my hand, that every time you hear an aggressive or denigrating expression, remember that there, in Mexico, you are the heroes of the country, the brave, the enterprising, the generous, those who dared to cross the border to give their family a better future,” he said, according to CIS.
Translation: Mexico is such an awful place that its best people flee, breaking the laws of a neighboring land in order to demonstrate their "heroism." And then they expect us to salute them for it.
An update on the Napa Vally VA hostage situation:
This seems like a great way for Netflix to lose subscribers. Just sayin'.
Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, was shot and killed Tuesday night when he and two other officers responded to a 911 call at the wrong house in Clinton, Missouri, which is about 70 miles east of Kansas City.
No one at the house had called police, but a man inside opened fire on them, killing Morton, and wounding the two others.
The suspect, James E. Waters, has a long rap sheet
People lined the streets and overpasses Friday to show respect for Officer Morton during the funeral procession from Kansas City to Clinton.
At a press conference that ended minutes ago, California Highway Patrol spokesman Robert Nacke had very little information to share about the hostage situation in Yountville, California, other than it was "a very fluid and dynamic situation."