Chasing Clicks in the Jungle: Right-Wing Influencers Descend on the Darién Gap

March 20, 2024

On Friday, the Republican presidential candidate reposted a video on Truth Social made by Ms. Loomer. “She wanted to give a bad picture about immigrants to the world,” he said of Ms. Loomer. Roughly 90 percent of the 520,000 people who crossed through the Darién Gap last year were South Americans and Caribbeans, according to the Panamanian government. With a military bearing, he greets border officers with hugs at checkpoints and receives armed escorts on treks through the Darién Gap itself. “To be honest,” he said, “I wish I never talked to them.”The post Chasing Clicks in the Jungle: Right-Wing Influencers Descend on the Darién Gap appeared first on New York Times.