Anti-Sex Trafficking Activist Praises Trump, ICE

Erin Evans

This weekend, director and activist Jaco Booyens praised both President’s Trump work in fighting sex trafficking and ICE’s work in keeping children safe.  Booyens is the producer and director of a movie called “8 Days” (2014), which tells the story of a teenage girl who is forced into sex trafficking after attending a party with friends.

Fox News host Mark Levin asked Booyens whether Trump did more to address the issue than other presidents, including former president Barack Obama.  “No question,” Booyenes responded on “Life, Liberty, and Levin,” airing Sunday.

Booyens said ICE, despite the criticism it receives, is a “vital partner” in combatting sex trafficking.

“These are incredible men and women that help us … incredible people who actually go and keep America’s children safe.  This president has empowered them to do so,” he told Levin.

Booyens also criticized CNN and MSNBC, claiming he faced “closed doors” when he tried bringing his story, “8 Days,” to them.

“I say that not to point finger or blame, that’s just a fact.  This crime doesn’t ask, ‘are you conservative or liberal?”

Levin asked Booyens whether CNN and MSNBC were too focused on their own “ideological agenda” to cover the issue.  “You want to believe they’re too busy to pay attention and yes they are because they’re busy with sill stuff — accusing the president,” Booyens responded.

The issue doesn’t get a lot of airtime, but the U.S. is ranked among the worst in the world when it comes to human trafficking.  It’s nice to see someone so familiar with the issue not only praise Trump and ICE for working to keep people safe, but to call out the media for failing to report on what is a very real, very serious issue.

Have you seen “8 Days”?  I’d love to hear what you thought.

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