Acosta wrote on Twitter: “Trump in Rose Garden speech paints asylum seekers with broad brush accusing them of misleading immigration authorities at border: ‘These are frivolous claims.'”
However, as the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra points out, Acosta was lying.
In his speech, President Trump actually lamented how “legitimate” asylum seekers are “displaced” by those who file frivolous claims.
“Unfortunately, legitimate asylum seekers are being displaced by those lodging frivolous claims. These are frivolous claims to gain admission into our country,” he said.
Saavedra points out that many on social media rushed to correct Acosta.
The Center for Immigration Studies tweeted: “In fact, President Trump said that ‘legitimate asylum seekers’ are disadvantaged by frivolous claims. The president is correct. Out of every 100 migrants who make credible fear claims, only 13 are ultimately granted asylum. 52 don’t even file for asylum.”