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.

Main Source: cnn.com

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."

Targeted by Trump