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”
President Trump completely owned the libs yesterday when he posted a video of top Democrats calling for tougher immigration practices and border security.
In a video posted to Twitter, Trump says “The Democrats are absolute hypocrites. All along they’ve been supporting walls and supporting fences and supporting all sorts of border security.”
The video then cuts to clips of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama all sounding like Republicans when it comes to border security and immigration.
“Illegal immigration is wrong. Plain and simple,” says Schumer in the video.
Hillary Clinton brags about how she voted for the border wall. “I voted numerous times when I was a senator to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,” she says.
“We simiply cannot allow people to pour into the united states undetected, undocumented, unchecked,” says Obama.
Trump says Democrats no longer support the wall and border security because they’d rather oppose him.
“The fact is they’ve always supported fences and walls and partitions, but you know what? They only don’t want to do it because of me.”
In this episode I address the stunning information now available in the Mike Flynn sentencing documents. I also address Trump’s big win in the Oval Office yesterday. Finally, I cover the collapse of the dossier and the media’s efforts to change the narrative.
President Trump unloaded on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday; blasting the top Democrats for their inability to secure funding for his proposed border wall.
The highly anticipated sit-down quickly escalated, in public, as Trump allowed the press to attend the start of it. The President began by repeatedly telling Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, his party is limited in what it can do because it will take Democratic support to pass anything through the Senate. The Commander-in-Chief vowed to “shut down” the government should they fail to reach an agreement.
“If there’s not border security, I won’t take it!” Trump confirmed. “I am proud to shut down the government for border security.”
“I will take the mantle,” he added. “I will be the one to shut it down. And I’m gonna shut it down for border security.”
The meeting ended a half-hour after the cameras stopped rolling. The very-public discord leaves unclear whether the two sides can come to an agreement to keep the government running before the December 21st deadline.