‘Immigrants Feed America’: celebrity chef makes epic appearance at SOTU that sparks controversy
Famous chef José Andrés recently attended the State of the Union address wearing a shirt advocating for immigrants.
The 49-year-old was invited to the event by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and didn't waste the opportunity to silently protest against Trump's wish of building the border wall.
Andrés reportedly claimed that he has been to Tijuana and that the only emergency there is humanitarian, considering the number of people seeking a better life.
PEOPLE OF AMERICA! Tonight I am attending the #SOTU in the People’s House as a proud American citizen...and today I am sharing a few things I’ve seen over the last year traveling the country and world with @WCKitchen - my own thoughts on the #stateoftheunion (thread)— Please wear a mask! Do it for the World please... (@chefjoseandres) February 5, 2019
FIGHTING IMMIGRANTS' RIGHT TO CROSS THE BORDER
According to the world-renowned chef, who was sporting a shirt with the words 'Immigrants feed America,' the country needs "longer tables, not higher walls."
The President described the southern border as "very dangerous."
Andrés, who is famous for providing free meals to those less fortunate, as well as victims of natural disasters, shared his experience serving meals to migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018.
“In Tijuana, we met people seeking nothing more than a better future for their families. We saw that common sense solutions to immigration will lead to safer, stronger communities at home and abroad."
José Andrés, The Washington Post, December 4, 2018
A DANGEROUS SCENARIO IN THE PRESIDENT'S EYES
But while the chef only sees people suffering and searching for better living conditions for themselves and their families, Trump sees a threat to the well-being of Americans.
During his State of the Union speech, which took place on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the House Chamber, the President described the southern border as "very dangerous."
According to Trump, Mexico has been "loading undocumented immigrants in trucks and buses to bring them closer to unsecured parts of the U.S. border."
TRUMP SLAMS PELOSI FOR OPPOSING HIM
The President stated that it was time to show the world that America is committed to putting an end to illegal immigrating and driving human traffickers out of business.
Trump used the same argument regarding human trafficking during an interview with Margaret Brennan on "Face The Nation," claiming that the lack of border security was endangering the lives of millions of Americans.
Pelosi was, once again, targeted by the mogul, who accused her of being okay with human trafficking as well as the drugs being poured into the country.
The 72-year-old described the Speaker of the House as "very bad for the country" and argued that she was doing America a disservice by believing that a wall isn't needed.