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Piers Morgan blasts Dems over their ‘rank hypocrisy’ in refusing to support border wall construction


'Cut the hypocrisy, liberals — it stinks'

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Former CNN host and current 'Good Morning Britain' host Piers Morgan tore into Democrats for their hypocrisy in vehemently opposing a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

What did he say?

In a Wednesday editorial published in the Daily Mail, Morgan said that his biggest problem with the battle between President Donald Trump and the Democrats is the Democrats' "rank hypocrisy."

"As so often in modern American politics, it's the malodorous stench of rank hypocrisy that most poisons the soul," Morgan writes.

That rank hypocrisy, according to Morgan, emanates from the Democratic Party, who he writes was once in favor of a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

"The Democrat message was clear: President Trump's plan for a wall along the border is a disgusting assault on humanity and must be stopped at all costs," Morgan writes of Democratic lawmakers' response to the very notion of a border wall.

However, Morgan doesn't seem to forget occasions when lawmakers like former President Barack Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and former Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y).

"In a speech to the Georgetown Law School, Schumer made his feelings on the issue crystal clear," Morgan recalls. "'Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple. When we use phrases like undocumented workers, we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose.'"

Morgan points out that in 2005, then-Sen. Obama said, "We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumnavigating the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants into this country."

"[O]n balance," Morgan reasons, "you might think that Democrats would be supportive of President Donald Trump's wall, wouldn't you? After all, they seem to agree with him that the answer to the southern border illegal immigration problem is a gigantic barrier and extra security."

What about the Democrats?

Morgan goes on to note that Democrats "hate [Trump] so much they are now pretending to also hate his plan, even though it bares [sic] a very striking resemblance to what they, themselves, have so eagerly voted for and supported for 12 years."

"[A]t its core, Trump's wall is little different in its intention to what his howling Democrat rivals have themselves so enthusiastically endorsed in the past," Morgan writes, and points out that he, too, fortifies his homes with walls and fences — as many people, famous or not, do.

"The purpose of those barriers is to stop unauthorized people coming inside," Morgan explains. "There's nothing ideologically or morally wrong with building a large barrier to stop people illegally entering a place — be it a home or country.

"Indeed, that's why many of the same Democrats currently attacking Trump over his wall plan have previously voted for something very similar themselves," Morgan writes.

"So cut the hypocrisy, liberals. It stinks," he concludes.

Morgan was frequently criticized during his tenure at CNN for his liberal bias, which was particularly pronounced on gun control issues. However, Morgan has frequently defended Trump — who he befriended during the filming of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' since Trump burst onto the political scene during his presidential campaign.

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