Donald Trump Inaccurately Portrayed the Deportation of Immigrants as Unprecedented

Type: ExaggerationsFeb 23 2017 Severity:

While talking about his policy with Mexico, Trump inaccurately described his administration’s deportation of criminal undocumented immigrants as unprecedented at a meeting with executives, even though, the Obama administration deported them at a record pace.

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Quote | He said the rate of criminal immigrants being deported hadn't been seen before.

“All of a sudden for the first time, we’re getting gang members out. We’re getting drug lords out. We’re getting really bad dudes out of this country, and at a rate that nobody’s ever seen before,” Trump said, while touting his administration's deportation of undocumented criminal immigrants.