Danny from Atlanta calling in: One thing as far as the wall… I’m sure your guest knows this but they have ladders and people are going over the wall.
Bensman: I think a lot of people misunderstand the way the wall works. With all respect to the caller, it takes a very brave, young strong, Olympian to haul a ladder and then to climb up that thing 30 feet and then get down it. So that’s not going to be conducive to mass migration. That might be someone who is highly incentivized by drug trafficking to get over that wall. Or something else. But it’s not going to be mass migration of the sort that you see when there’s no wall. What the wall does is very significant. You just talk to Border Patrol who spend their 40 hours under it and they’ll explain it to you.
Matt in Colorado: I heard your last three callers picking apart who’s doing a better job with the border. It’s very clear to me, and many Americans, that Trump had the best interests of America at heart. I couldn’t believe callers picking apart who’s doing what better; it’s ridiculous. You know. I know it. I’d like you and your guest to follow my opinion.
Bensman: I do have something to say about that. Something extraordinary and historic is going on with this particular border crisis. It’s very different in a very important way: That for the first time in, I think, in the history of the country, you’ve got a federal government that is ushering in – on purpose – mass migration. That has eliminated deportation, all deportation. That has… created an architecture to roll a red carpet out for illegal immigration. Most mass migrations happened in spite of all of our best efforts to stop it. Even Obama didn’t want the 2014 thing that happened with unaccompanied minors and worked hard to stop it. All administrations and White Houses have tried to stop it when it happens. But this one is the first one that I know that actively fosters it, knowingly. And makes it easy and comfortable and efficient. It’s absolutely historic in my opinion. It’s very different than anything we’ve ever seen in this country.”