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Trump Falsely Claims Democrats Want ‘Open Borders’ Bringing ‘Crime and Disease’ in Morning Tweetstorm

President Donald Trump opened his communications strategy Tuesday morning with a series of tweets focused on the current immigration problems, particularly on the Southern U.S. border.

Trump has threatened to shut down the federal government if Congress does not approve the appropriate budget allocations to build the border wall that was so central to his campaign in 2016, despite the fact that candidate Trump repeatedly promised that Mexico would be paying for the wall.

Immigration reform is a very complex and complicated issue. But no reasonable person of any party seriously suggests “open borders” as a real immigration policy. And while the president’s defenders may say Trump’s claim that Democrats want “Open Borders” as hyperbole, there is a fairly wide rhetorical swath between hyperbole and outright lying.

As the 2020 Trump campaign begins to ratchet up with the slogan “Promises Made, Promises Kept,” no other issue is more important to the #MAGA base than building a wall. Else all that energy spent chanting “Build that wall!” will have gone to waste.

 

(image via Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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