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AP FACT CHECK: Trump floats fictions about the border

 

December 16, 2018



WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relationship with the truth tends to be borderline, at best, when it comes to the border.

So it was this past week when he made a flurry of false or unsupported statements about immigration. He said, with no evidence, that migrants are plagued with disease. He asserted that Mexico has in effect agreed to pay for his border wall, even as he threatens a partial government shutdown if Congress doesn't approve billions of dollars to build it. He twisted federal statistics to claim the recent arrest of 10 terrorists who don't exist.

On another front,...



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