Cowboy Musk heads to Eagle Pass: Stetson-wearing billionaire warns NYC ‘buckling under pressure’ of migrant border crisis – before a technical glitch on his own X platform cuts him off
- Elon Musk broadcast a livestream on his X-platform from Eagle Pass on Thursday, speaking to community leaders about the situation
- The Texas city, 220 miles from his home in Austin, is the current epicenter of the migrant crisis, with large numbers of mostly Venezuelans wading through the Rio Grande.
- The small border town has been overrun with migrants, with more than 7,500 people pouring into the small town of 28,000 in just two days.
A Stetson-wearing Elon Musk warned Thursday that New York City’s inability to deal with the migrant crisis was an ominous sign for the rest of the country. He emphasized that he was “extremely pro-immigrant” but wanted the system to be regulated.
In a livestream from Eagle Pass, Texas, Musk said he wanted to share scenes from the overwhelmed border city with his 158 million followers.
But the stream crashed after just four minutes, echoing his disastrous attempt to host Ron DeSantis’ campaign launch on X. That broadcast was also marred by repeated loss of connection.
Musk opened by saying he was there to “see what was going on so you can hear the real story.”
A Stetson-wearing Elon Musk was in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Thursday to try to livestream interviews from the struggling border town. He warned that the livestream would be “raw” and unedited – and sure enough, it collapsed after just four minutes
Musk is seen in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Thursday as he attempts to live stream interviews with local officials
Flanked by Tony Gonzalez, the local congressman, Musk said: “This is not a piece that is filmed and then edited. This is the roughage, right here.’
He added, “As an immigrant to the United States, I am extremely pro-immigrant, and I believe we need a comprehensive immigration system so that anyone who works hard and is honest should be allowed in.”
‘But we cannot allow people to break the law. That makes no sense. The law is there for a reason.”
He said it is important to “stop a flow of people so great that it is leading to a collapse of essential services, causing even America’s largest city, New York, to buckle under the pressure.”
The South African-born billionaire added: “If New York can’t handle it, virtually no part of the country can.”
The live stream then crashed after just four minutes.
Eagle Pass has seen a sharp increase in migrant crossings in recent weeks, with 7,500 people crossing the Rio Grande in two days.