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Trump Rages Against Accurate Washington Post Fact Check of His False Immigration Claims

President Donald Trump ripped the Washington Post on Friday, calling the paper “crazed and deranged” for an accurate fact check of his false claims about apprehensions of immigrants at Mexico’s southern border.

“The Crazed and Dishonest Washington Post again purposely got it wrong,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Mexico, for the first time in decades, is meaningfully apprehending illegals at THEIR Southern Border, before the long march up to the U.S. This is great and the way it should be.”

The president’s attack is in response to a Washington Post story calling his claim that Mexico has only this week started apprehending Central American migrants at its southern border “totally false.”

The Washington Post‘s fact checker Glenn Kessler was quick on the draw, linking to the story on Twitter and pointing out the data on apprehensions going back to 2011.

In subsequent tweets, Trump moved on from the Post and threatened to slap tariffs on cars made in Mexico.

“If that doesn’t work, which it will, I will close the Border,” he said.

He concluded the spree with another threat: “an economic penalty” for drug trafficking from Mexico to the United States.

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