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Make Avocados Great Again

Avocado price spike illustrates danger to U.S. economy of Mexican border closure” ran a headline from MarketWatch. “So is this what it’s come to?,” I thought to myself. Here we are in the midst of an historic migrant surge along the southern border, the latest battle in a long running immigration war which the American people are losing badly, and all MarketWatch seems to care about is the price of avocados going up.

That’s bad but not surprising.

But what really concerns me is that it’s not clear that Donald Trump differs in any substantial way on immigration from the editors of MarketWatch.

When he ran for president in 2016 under the slogan “Make America Great Again,” Trump resonated with ordinary American voters as no presidential candidate ever has, at least no one in my experience.

Hated by the bi-coastal elites, the New York real estate developer showed a remarkable ability to connect with average Americans in “flyover country” who felt, with good reason, that their concerns were being ignored by the nation’s business, academic and political leaders.

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