Shepard Smith Delivers Comprehensive Fact Check of Migrant Caravan Fear-Mongering


Fox News anchor Shepard Smith laid out an extensive fact check this afternoon of the fear-mongering going on in the U.S. over the migrant caravan, particularly from President Donald Trump.

“The President has called it an assault on the U.S. border,” Smith said this afternoon. “It is absolutely not. It’s nowhere near the U.S. border.”

He pointed to where exactly the caravan is today and how long it would take them to get all the way to the border in the first place.

“The walkers are reported to be exhausted, many sick, riddled with injuries from the hard journey,” he continued. “There’s concern that children could die if they pass out because there aren’t enough ambulances and doctors even to treat them.”

“Let’s take a look at how all this really began, the politics aside, please,” he continued, before elaborating on how the caravan began in the first place.

Smith yesterday pushed back on the “unknown Middle Easternes” narrative Trump started after appearing to get the idea from Smith’s Fox News colleagues.

And as he talked about the plight of the people in the caravan today, he concluded, “They’re not coming to get anyone. They’re seeking relief from their hell at home. And that’s the truth.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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