One of the White House’s most disgusting lies has just been called out, and it truly puts the Trump administration into perspective. Donald Trump has recently announced that he is going to the U.S.-Mexico border to address the “crisis” and do more fear mongering for his racist wall. The president has gotten widespread criticism for his government shutdown and continued insistence on his wall, but the lies he’s been trying to tell America for why his wall is necessary have just blown up in his face.
Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that 4,000 terrorists were stopped at the southern border. After hearing that figure, the media sought the real numbers — and found out just how badly the Trump administration was lying. The real number? Six.
NEW: US Customs and Border Protection encountered just 6 immigrants on US-Mexico border in first half of fiscal year 2018 whose names were on a federal government list of known or suspected terrorists, according to CBP data obtained by @NBCNews. https://t.co/MKIXQdoX26
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 7, 2019
Exclusive Finally got the answer to the question we’ve been asking since Sarah Sanders said 4K terrorists were stopped at the southern border. https://t.co/iFMMwdRQZW
— Julia E. Ainsley (@JuliaEAinsley) January 7, 2019
Sanders yesterday: “Certainly a large number” of known or suspected terrorists come across the southern border,
CBP today: 6 …
…6 people whose names were a match on the database. https://t.co/ngMcQemlI6
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) January 7, 2019
4000. Or 6.
Maybe they were rounding up to the nearest 4000? https://t.co/HSTHaM98B7
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) January 7, 2019
This is truly disgusting and serves as the perfect example of how dishonest and immoral Trump and his team are. This information is currently circulating all over social media and we can only hope that Trump supporters recognize how disgusting and irresponsible the Trump administration’s fake news is.
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