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Kellyanne Conway’s husband completely blows up Trump’s biggest lie about the border ‘crisis’

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President Donald Trump is expected to once again hype up the supposed “crisis” at America’s southern border during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, but the spouse of one of his top advisers is already shooting down the president’s biggest lies about what’s really happening with illegal border crossings.

On Tuesday morning, the president tweeted out that the United States needs a border wall to prevent “tremendous numbers of people” who are “coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border.”

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George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, responded to say that illegal border crossings are actually way down from the historic peaks they’ve reached in past decades.

“According to [U.S. Customs and Border Protection], total southwest border apprehensions of illegal aliens in FY2017 was 303,916—the lowest since 1971,” Conway wrote. “The figure went up to 396,579 in FY2018 — but that’s still lower than the numbers for 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2016.”

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In fact, the CPB says that illegal crossings at the Southwest border peaked at over 1.6 million in 2000 before going on a steady decline for the past two decades.

Over both the final years of the Obama administration and the first two years of the Trump administration, border crossings have fallen to levels not seen since 1972.

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Fox News staff warns of an ‘exodus’ as consequence of Shep Smith resignation

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Fox Newsman Shep Smith had been working on splitting from Fox News for some time, according to a statement he released Friday. That moment finally came this week when he unexpectedly announced he was leaving the network.

As CNN reported Smith's departure is only the beginning.

"It feels like death in the news division," said one senior Fox employee. The source explained that many staffers were "shocked" at the news, and some were crying. "At least we had him."

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Trump tweets the same thing about trade in China he said about Mexico 4 months ago — it was false then

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On June 8, 2019, President Donald Trump tweeted, in all capital letters, that "Mexico was now purchasing large quantities of U.S. agricultural" product, but Mexico claimed it had no idea what he was talking about. Sunday, Trump tweeted the exact same phrase, talking about China.

https://twitter.com/carlquintanilla/status/1183516534637060097

As CNBC reporter Carl Quintanilla pointed out, Trump announced with gusto:

"MEXICO HAS AGREED TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN BUYING LARGE QUANTITIES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT FROM OUR GREAT PATRIOT FARMERS!"

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Columnist urges Gen. Mattis to save America from Trump before trying to peddle his book

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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis appeared on "Meet the Press" Sunday to promote his new autobiography, but he refused to indicate whether or not he agrees with the president on the recent decision to allow attacks on Kurdish allies.

In a Washington Post column, opinion writer James Downie noted that Mattis "ducked" each time he was asked where he disagrees with President Donald Trump.

Mattis not only dodged questions about the U.S. and Russia, Mattis said he wouldn't "make political assessments" because the Defense Department stays outside of politics. Mattis is no longer at the Department of Defense, nor is he an active-duty soldier, so it's unclear what his excuse is.

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