Fox host: People are joining migrant caravan because they have "FOMO"

Fox host: People are joining migrant caravan because they have "FOMO"

Lisa Kennedy Montgomery: "I think" a driving reason, "honestly, is FOMO. You see people watch this caravan swell, and they don't want to miss out on it"

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From the October 22 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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LISA KENNEDY MONTGOMERY (CO-HOST): It's interesting because, if you've been on safari, you know that -- if you're on a walking safari, you all have to stick together as humans so elephants think you're one thing. Because, if you're one thing, they're not going to attack you. And I think that's what's happened here, is the idea that there is strength in numbers, and if a bunch of people try and get over the border, that they'll have much better success than an individual, like a single mother and an infant, or a family of people. So, that's one part of it. 

I think the other part, honestly, is FOMO [fear of missing out]. 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're 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. 

Previously

CNN host calls out Matt Schlapp for "fearmongering" about migrant caravan as "marauding bands" of invaders

Fox News wanted to exploit a caravan of migrants as a midterm election issue, so that's what Trump is doing

Fox's Newt Gingrich warns that civilization will end if migrant caravan is allowed to cross the border

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