In his Opening Monologue on Monday night, Sean Hannity said that the U.S. Border Patrol and President Trump's administration are being demonized because of the weekend events at the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost, about 6,000 migrants arrived at the border near Tijuana, and around 2,000 in the Mexicali area.

Images and video on social media showed the Central American migrants pushing past Mexican police and toward the San Ysidro point of entry.

Border agents fired tear gas at some of the migrants, as Provost said rocks and debris were being thrown at them.

"If we had a secure wall right now, nobody would be in harm's way," Hannity said on Monday. "In lieu of a robust border wall, this country will always be vulnerable."


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Hannity said that Democrats and the mainstream media are waging a "smear campaign" against the U.S. Border Patrol for its actions.

He pointed out that Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) tweeted a comparison of the Holocaust to the Central American caravan, arguing refugees cannot be turned away by the U.S.

"Last time I checked, throwing rocks and bottles at law enforcement generally doesn't count as an application for refugee status," Hannity said.

He added that those demonizing Border Patrol agents and the Trump administration are "literally lying" and that what they're doing is "predictable but sad."

"What you have been watching and reading about is just pure politics in motion," he said, noting the agency's use of pepper spray toward migrants during Barack Obama's administration.

Hannity said that the left only cares about "winning" and that they're out to "destroy" President Trump.

"The Democrats, one, the mainstream media, two, the deep state, three, weak Republicans four, and the never-Trumpers, they want to be proven right."


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