Donald Trump Pulled a Number Out of Thin Air When Saying How Much Illegal Immigrants Cost

Type: Outright LiesJan 27 2019 Severity:
Targeted: Department of Homeland SecurityAbout: Immigration
Donald Trump seemingly pulled a number out of thin air when he claimed that "the cost of illegal immigration so far this year [Jan. 27, 2019] is $18,959,495,168." Trump appears to have based the number off of another entirely fabricated statistic he has been pushing as of late that undocumented immigrants cost the United States "$250 billion dollars a year." To be clear, both the $18 billion for January and the $250 billion for the entire year are completely fabricated numbers Donald or someone on his staff made up out of thin air.

Main Source: nytimes.com

Targeted by Trump