Donald Trump Exaggerated to Crowd About Border Wall Funding
Type: ExaggerationsNov 02 2018 Severity: About: Immigration
President Trump held a Rally in Huntington, W.Va. for Patrick Morrisey, the Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. During his speech, Trump made both a misleading and exaggerated statement about border wall funding. He said "we hit $1.6 billion, and then another $1.6 billion and another $1.6 billion and then we're gonna build that wall all at the same time." The $1.6 billion approved by congress only allowed for the replacement of the old fencing, but not for any construction of the type of wall Trump had requested.
Quote | He continued to mislead about border wall funding.
"We hit $1.6 billion, and then another $1.6 billion, and then another $1.6 billion and then we’re gonna build that wall all at the same time," Trump said at a Rally in West Virginia.