DHS Drops Startling Facts on CNN After Network’s Attempt to Discredit POTUS
CNN’s attempt to “fact check” President Trump on terrorists attempting to enter the U.S. hit a snag on Wednesday when the Department of Homeland Security provided the so-called news network with some disturbing facts.
It all began on Tuesday during Trump’s epic meeting with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) when the president claimed that DHS recently apprehended “10 terrorists” attempting to make their way into the United States.
“People are pouring into our country, including terrorists…,” said Trump. “We caught 10 terrorists over the last very short period of time. Ten. These are very serious people. Our border agents, all of our law enforcement has been incredible with what they’ve done. But we caught 10 terrorists. These are people that were looking to do harm,” he continued.
Never wanting to miss an opportunity to embarrass the president, CNN decided to “fact check” President Trump’s comment with correspondent Jim Sciutto stating, “DHS did not provide evidence of a single terrorist caught at the southern border over the very last short period of time as the president claimed.”
Despite CNN claiming they reached out to DHS, Homeland Security Spokesman Tyler Q. Houlton took to Twitter and told CNN “you never reached out.”
Houlton continued, “In fact, DHS prevented 3,755 known or suspected terrorists from traveling to or entering the U.S. in FY 17. That’s in addition to 17,526 criminals, 1,019 gang members, and 3,028 special interest aliens. #FactsFirst”
We are happy to provide the facts — but you never reached out. In fact, DHS prevented 3,755 known or suspected terrorists from traveling to or entering the U.S. in FY 17. That's in addition to 17,526 criminals, 1,019 gang members, and 3,028 special interest aliens. #FactsFirst https://t.co/4naI8XOg9x
— Heather Swift, DHS spokesperson (@SpoxDHS) December 12, 2018
Pres. Trump said yesterday "10 terrorists" have been caught at the border. @jimsciutto's fact check: “DHS did not provide evidence of a single terrorist caught at the southern border over the very last short period of time as the president claimed” https://t.co/a1nCtEFR3s pic.twitter.com/O0Jh9JVDld
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 12, 2018