Donald Trump Misleadingly Accused Senator Schumer of Previously Supporting a Border Barrier
Type: Misleading StatementsJan 08 2019 Severity: Targeted: Chuck SchumerAbout: Immigration
Donald Trump tried to paint Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer into a box by accusing him of previously supporting a "physical barrier [along the southern border with Mexico] in the past," but the misleading statement lacks context. Sen. Schumer has previously voted to build strategic fencing along specific sections of the border, but he has never supported a wall, or any other "physical barrier," along the entire US-Mexico border.
Quote | Sen. Schumer only supported fencing along strategic sections of the border.
"Senator Chuck Schumer has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past."
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