Apparently, the White House has been contacted about the claims made by Trump and the likeness to the Hollywood film. The White House has yet to respond.
CNN reporters compared the southern border crisis to Hollywood fiction on “New Day” Wednesday and played clips from the 2018 film “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” to illustrate their point.
CNN correspondent Miguel Marquez narrated the piece, which intertwined clips of cartel violence from the film with news headlines and immigration soundbites from President Donald Trump. The chyron read: “Are Trump’s Border Claims Hollywood Fantasy?”
Marquez also referenced a story from The Washington Examiner, along with a Trump tweet, about Muslim prayer rugs being found near the border and then tied the story in with the film’s depiction of terrorism.
CNN pointed out Trump’s reference to duct tape being used on victims of human trafficking and said his thought process might have been inspired by the fictional film.