“It’s not going to impede in any way the legal crossing of millions of people a week, Mexicans and all other nationalities, Americans going south and north. Normal commercial traffic will move. You can’t defend anything by hiding behind something.”
Kelly was responding to a Thursday statement by Obama, where he said, “In this new world that we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves. We can’t hide behind a wall.”
Kelly was asked about whether the U.S. should anticipate an attack like what happened in Manchester.
“The reality is they’re attempting everything all the time,” Kelly told host Charlie Rose. “The very, very good news, is that we have tremendous professionals fighting the away game for us.”
Information from ordinary Americans is vital, Kelly continued, and “every citizen, in my view, is an intelligence collector, not in the sense of watching people too closely. But if you see something, say something.”