Quantcast
Connect with us

CNN’s Jake Tapper ‘could spend three hours’ listing Trump’s lies about the caravan — but here are just a few

Published

on

Jake Tapper

President Donald Trump’s press conference Thursday was riddled with lies, many of which he’s repeated at his campaign rallies for the past few weeks.

“Before we talk about this with the panel,” Tapper began. “Just a few fact-checks, I could spend three hours.”

He explained that the president’s claim that asylum seekers that are caught never show up for their court date is an outright lie. The Department of Homeland Security reports 76 percent rate of those appearing. PolitiFact concurs.

Second, Trump claimed that there are an estimated 20 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. That number has come down from Trump’s initial exaggeration of 25-30 million he quoted the previous day. His own government puts that number at closer to 12 million.

“He said that they had started building the wall. No,” Tapper corrected. “If you’re talking about the concrete wall that president Trump talked about on the campaign trail [in 2016]; no, they have not started building the wall. There’s been some improvements to fencing and things along the border, and the wall itself that President Trump talked about they have not started building that.”

Tapper noted that Trump claimed Republicans are in unison on the issue of immigration, which also isn’t true. If they were, a bill would have been passed by now. So far the moderate wing of the GOP has broken with the Tea Party wing and Trump sides with the latter.

ADVERTISEMENT

Meanwhile, Democratic consultant and CNN commentator Paul Begala remarked that all of this is to distract from the “caravan of Republicans” coming to take away health care from Americans.

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch Tapper’s “small” fact-check below:

Report typos and corrections to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

CNN

Mitch McConnell busted on CNN as the ‘ringmaster’ leaving the door open for more Russian election interference

Published

on

On Tuesday, CNN's John Avlon broke down how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is every bit the obstacle to secure and safe elections as President Donald Trump is.

"There should be things that transcend petty politics, and towards the top of that list is stopping foreign powers from interfering in our elections," said Avlon, playing a clip of former special counsel Robert Mueller warning about the dangers. "Robert Mueller's warning is again, falling on willfully deaf ears. We know that foreign powers continue to try to meddle in our elections. Trump's FBI director and Director of National Intelligence have made this crystal clear."

Continue Reading

2020 Election

CNN panel destroys Trump’s mass arrest threat of millions as a wildly unrealistic Orlando rally stunt

Published

on

The panel on CNN's New Day cast a jaundiced eye at a threat Donald Trump made on Monday night where he threatened mass arrests of millions of immigrant families as part of an ICE operation.

On Twitter, the president wrote: "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people."

According to one panelist on CNN, the president's threat was timed as a political stunt, with the contributor Jackie Kucinich calling it "rally-fodder" before his Orlando campaign kickoff.

Continue Reading
 
AD REMOVED FOR SUBSCRIBED USER

CNN

CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say

Published

on

On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump's decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.

"I don't want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out," said Cuomo. "But the word of one of the reasons that there's some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it's a problem. It's a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don't believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?"

Continue Reading
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

I need your help.

Investigating Trump's henchmen is a full time job, and I'm trying to bring in new team members to do more exclusive reports. We have more stories coming you'll love. Join me and help restore the power of hard-hitting progressive journalism.

TAKE A LOOK
close-link

Investigating Trump is a full-time job, and I want to add new team members to do more exclusive reports. We have stories coming you'll love. Join me and go ad-free, while restoring the power of hard-hitting progressive journalism.

TAKE A LOOK
close-link