Purvyor of Truth
Donald Trump, a man who time and again has demonstrated his aversion to facts, continued his distortions and false claims Wednesday in his major speech on immigration. Following is a brief summary.
As is Trump's wont to do he continues to play on fear, extreme nationalism, xenophobia, and ignorance. There are historical examples of demagogoues and the misery they created for their people and the world. Our electorate ought to revisit the history of a prior era.
“Using the existing laws, millions of people are deported every year.” FALSE
Claims “nearly 200,000 illegal immigrants” booked into Texas jails from 2011 to 2016 “were responsible for more than half a million criminal offenses.” FALSE
Says “nobody even knows” if there are 11 million immigrants in the country illegally; says there could be 30 million or 5 million. FALSE
Claims Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan “would functionally end enforcement of visa overstay rules — another open border decree.” NO EVIDENCE
Claims Hillary Clinton will “close down detention centers for border crossings, meaning she will have an open southern border.” DISTORTS THE FACTS
Claims “everybody … whether you’ve been a criminal or not” would become “American citizens” under Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan. FALSE CLAIM MADE BY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE (Trump supporter/advocate)
Read the complete Fact Check Report.