On Sunday’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, the host visited the border towns of far west Texas for one his final episodes. At his stop in Marfa, a small but eclectic town with about 18,00 people, Bourdain talked to local saloon owner named Ty Mitchell about Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.“My ranch is on the river, it's on the border. You can't survive without the river,” Mitchell said. “And we can't survive without the people on that side of the river. They can't survive without us… And they're our friends, for God's sake.”Mitchell’s sentiments were echoed throughout the towns that Bourdain visited, places that have become so intertwined with their neighboring cities in Mexico that they speak each other’s languages. What Mitchell calls, “a sign of mutual respect.”And when you’re talking about a border wall, obviously people are going to react on Twitter, with one person replying directly to a Trump tweet about immigration.
Anthony Bourdain final episodes shows texans love the openness. No wall necessary.— sprinkles (@bopen2) October 22, 2018
Watch Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” West Texas episode and you’ll learn more about the TX border than anyone in Washington, DC knows. You’ll also learn why a 3,000 mile border wall is a stupid idea. https://t.co/rn8wouJUcG— AMW1965 (@amser409) October 22, 2018
Bourdain, who said he’s actually been to places with border walls during his travels, also had some thoughts.“Few things are uglier in the entire world of all of the places that I've seen,” the now-deceased host said while sitting on the river between the United States and Mexico. “Few things have been more of an indication than an utter failure of otherwise smart people to figure shit out.”Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on CNN.Check out what Anthony Bourdain eerily had to say about his own death and funeral on one of his last episodes of Parts Unknown:
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