Trump, When Confronted on ‘Unknown Middle Easterners’ Caravan Tweet, Says ‘Take Your Cameras and Search’
President Donald Trump this afternoon stood by his claim that there are “unknown Middle Easterners” in the migrant caravan coming to the border, a baseless claim he apparently got from Fox News.
One reporter asked him for evidence that there are terrorists in the caravan, and Trump responded by saying, “You know what you should do, John? Go into the middle of the caravan, take your cameras, and search.”
“Take your camera, go into the middle, and search,” Trump said. “You’re gonna find MS-13, you’re gonna find Middle Eastern, you’re gonna find everything. And guess what? We’re not allowing them in our country. We want safety.”
For the record, some reporters actually fact-checked the President’s claim earlier today:
— Kate Linthicum (@katelinthicum) October 22, 2018
"That's just not true. I've met very few people who are not from Honduras."@CNN_Oppmann says his reporting refutes President Trump's claims of "criminals and unknown Middle Easterners" being "mixed in" to the migrant caravan. https://t.co/vMPM4knul5 pic.twitter.com/XfFCLBmu5q
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) October 22, 2018
— Ben Gittleson (@bgittleson) October 22, 2018
You can watch above, via CNN.
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