Editor-in-chief of Esquire Magazine, Jay Fielden, joined Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski Monday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss a controversial article about Trump’s wall on the southern border.
Esquire recently sent a liberal journalist to the U.S.-Mexico border to find out what people think about the proposed wall.
Fielden said Esquire wanted the people, “…to tell us what they think about what’s really going on, whether we need a wall. Instead of hearing it from the debate stage.”
Scarborough and Brzezinski were caught off guard when the consensus showed major support for building the wall, specifically, “They said two things, whether they were Hispanic, Anglo, Democrat, Republican, uncommitted, clueless, whatever; they said we want a wall and yet we want it married with compassion toward the people we are trying to keep from jumping over the border,” according to Fielden.
Joe said, “This is shocking stuff,” when finding out Hispanics were less sympathetic towards illegal immigrants than whites, to which Fielden explains, “Most of those Hispanics are first-generation and see it as unfair. They came over here the legal way, became citizens, and now have to compete for jobs with those coming across the border on a daily basis.”