Donald Trump Falsely Claimed That Democrats Requested a "Steel Barrier" Instead of a Wall
Type: Misleading StatementsJan 08 2019 Severity: Targeted: Democrats in CongressAbout: Immigration
Donald Trump asserted that Democrats have requested that his long promised wall along the Mexico-US border be made of steel instead of concrete during a televised speech to the nation, but Democrats have never once offered that as a compromise. What Democrats have done is offer billions of dollars for border enforcement while explicitly mandating that any funds not be used to build a wall.
Quote | Democrats have been unambiguous in their opposition to any type of wall.
"At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall."
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