Fox Business Host Kennedy: Migrants Are Joining Caravan Partly Because of ‘FOMO’


Fox Business host Kennedy claimed that part of the reason why South and Central American immigrants — many of which are fleeing violence — are joining a caravan headed to the US is because of “FOMO,” an acronym for “fear of missing out.”

Kennedy made the following remarks on Fox News’ Outnumbered today:

“On a walking safari, you all have to stick together as humans so elephants think you are one thing, because if you are one thing they’re not going to attack you. I think that’s what has happened here. The idea that there is strength in numbers… That’s one part of it. I think the other, honestly, is FOMO. You see people watch this caravan swell and they don’t want to miss out on it, because obviously these people have a place they are going. They have a directed goal in mind, and if they achieve that and their lives are better, they don’t want to miss out on that.”

Kennedy went on to note the battle within the Republican Party on immigration reform, as President Donald Trump is leading the group of “restrictionists” fighting against increased legal and illegal immigration, while some more moderate voices believe “legal, lawful immigration is good for the economy and it also shows that we are on an economic upswing.”

As for the caravan, thousands of migrants fleeing violence and economic instability in their home countries are making their way toward the US. Trump has turned the caravan into an immigration talking point as the midterms approach and has even threatened to cut off foreign aid to some Central American countries, including Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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