UPDATED 7:18 AM PT — Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Better late than never as the New York Times finally admits to the dangers migrants face when making the trip to the U.S.
The outlet published an article Monday titled — ‘You Have to Pay With Your Body’: The Hidden Nightmare of Sexual Violence on the Border. The piece concedes many migrants are being raped by the cartel and coyotes who traffic them.
In the past, the newspaper has criticized the president by saying he’s sensationalizing the trip for political gain.
Two days before the article, President Trump reiterated the stance he’s been making for the past two years:
“Coyotes, smugglers and human traffickers prey upon innocent women and children. One in three women is sexually assaulted on the dangerous journey north. When I ran for president, in my first speech I mentioned the word rape — the press went after me, I could believe it.”
Critics of the president say the story just came to light, but supporters of the president say it shows the intent of the mainstream media to oppose the president by all means possible.