CNN’s Ana Cabrera Fact Checks Trump’s Border Policy Tweet: ‘Simply Not True’

‘The Department of Homeland Security has never provided any proof when asked about smugglers using children to cross the border’

EXCERPT:

CABRERA: "President Trump has been on a Twitter tear today, starting early today with anger over media coverage and Saturday Night Live skits, moving onto Michael Cohen and FBI agent text messages. But a few hours later, he touched on the issue of child separations at the border claiming that  separation process was much worse under Barack Obama, warning that if people are not separated, more will come and alleging that smugglers use kids. Let’s fact check this. First of all, President’s claims that the current separation policy is better than that of the Bush and Obama administrations are simply not true. The Department of Homeland Security has never provided any proof when asked about smugglers using children to cross the border, despite the President repeatedly making this claim. What we do have is about 2,000 children who have been separated from their parents under Trump’s controversial border policy between April and May.” 

(Via Mediaite)

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