On Wednesday CNN’s Jake Tapper was stunned after President Donald Trump claimed that there are 25-30 million undocumented immigrants in America. However, according to The Federation for American Immigration Reform, there are closer to 12.5 million undocumented immigrants in the US.
While talking to reporters in front of the White House, Trump said he wanted to toughen up on the caravan crisis and send 10-15 thousand troops to the U.S-Mexico borders. He also said that immigration was a “dangerous” topic.
“We just heard some number there that I’ve never heard,” Tapper said.
“That first number is stunning,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins told Tapper. “The president said he could send 10 to 15,000 troops to the border. And a reminder, we have 14,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan. The president is talking about those level of numbers down at U.S-Mexico border, where he has already deployed 5,000 troops to stop this caravan.”
Watch below via CNN.
First test of Virgin Orbit rocket fails to accomplish goal
The first test launch of a rocket that is released from a jumbo jet at 35,000 feet and then propels itself into orbit to deploy a satellite failed on Monday, the Virgin Orbit company said.
"The mission terminated shortly into the flight. Cosmic Girl and our flight crew are safe and returning to base," Virgin Orbit's Twitter account reported as the test was underway off the coast of California.
The plane released the rocket cleanly, but the latter developed trouble of unknown origin after igniting its first-stage engine, the company said.
Founded by British billionaire Richard Branson in 2012, Virgin Orbit wants to offer a quick and flexible launch service for operators of small satellites, weighing between 300 and 500 kilos (600 to 1,00 pounds), a market which is currently booming.
Trump adviser’s ‘repugnant’ lack of concern for human life slammed by ethics expert
On Monday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Kevin Hassett appeared on CNN to urge the economy to reopen, saying, "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work."
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 25, 2020
Trump uses Memorial Day to attack Biden and recycle old lies about his coronavirus response
NYT: "At Least 430,000 People Have Arrived in the United States on Direct Flights From China"
President Donald Trump used the occasion of the Memorial Day holiday to recycle old, debunked lies about his likely Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.
In a tweet Trump made several accusations, none of them are true.
Sleepy Joe Biden (mostly his reps.) went crazy when I banned, in late January, people coming in from China. He called me “xenophobic” & then went equally “nuts” when we let in 44,000 people - until he was told they were American citizens coming home. He later apologized!