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.