Whenever the president of the United States is given a prime- time slot to address the nation, we all assume that he is telling us something that is of national importance. Of course with this president, that assumption would be wrong. This was to promote a faux crisis to score political points. The man even tried to raise funds for his campaign off the back of his prime time address. That is just sick on so many levels.
Still, more importantly, are all the lies he told us.
“Fox News anchor Shepard Smith fact-checked trump’s prime-time address on border security shortly after it ended on Tuesday night.
“Government statistics show that there is less violent crime by the undocumented immigrant population than by the general population,”
The Fox News host also touched on the president’s repeated warnings about illegal drugs being brought into the country.
“But government statistics show much of the heroin actually comes not over the unguarded border but through ports of call,” Smith said.
The president said that the border wall would be paid for “indirectly” through a new trade deal with Mexico, but Smith also pointed out that the deal is “not yet complete.”
Trump said during his address that law enforcement officials have request $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but it was the president who made that demand, Smith pointed out.
“It’s he who requested it and he who said he would own the shutdown,” Smith said of Trump. “Nevertheless he’s making the case to keep his base together on this matter.”
Trump’s speech reiterated several of his talking points on the border wall since the partial government shutdown was triggered on Dec. 22 over its funding.
“This is a humanitarian crisis — a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul,” Trump said.
I am afraid that facts and this president do not go together.