‘Ouch’! DHS spox smacks down CNN’s journo’s fact check of Trump’s border wall justification
A claim made by President Trump during yesterday’s White House meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer had CNN and their correspondent Jim Sciutto springing into fact check mode:
Pres. Trump said yesterday "10 terrorists" have been caught at the border. @jimsciutto's fact check: “DHS did not provide evidence of a single terrorist caught at the southern border over the very last short period of time as the president claimed” https://t.co/a1nCtEFR3s pic.twitter.com/O0Jh9JVDld
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 12, 2018
The president has now twice used the threat of terrorism to justify the wall. Facts supplied by DHS don’t back that up. https://t.co/N3XDabBPRO
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) December 12, 2018
However, the Department of Homeland Security press secretary had this to say:
We are happy to provide the facts — but you never reached out. In fact, DHS prevented 3,755 known or suspected terrorists from traveling to or entering the U.S. in FY 17. That's in addition to 17,526 criminals, 1,019 gang members, and 3,028 special interest aliens. #FactsFirst https://t.co/4naI8XOg9x
— Tyler Q. Houlton (@SpoxDHS) December 12, 2018
Well, there it is.
— brutus writes again (@msuriverdog) December 12, 2018
— Pergunte ao cavalo (@AskTheHorse) December 12, 2018
That is what you call a clap back. https://t.co/dGiVmGPGPK
— Sherron Brathwaite (@gingerliy1) December 12, 2018
The media’s having a heckuva day.