During Trump’s immigration speech today he addressed asylum seekers and how the illegitimate ones are hurting those with legitimate claims.
But of course Jim Acosta had another take on it:
Trump in Rose Garden speech paints asylum seekers with broad brush accusing them of misleading immigration authorities at border: “These are frivolous claims.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 16, 2019
But that’s absolutely not true.
As I pointed out above, Trump took care to distinguish between the legitimate and the illegitimate.
And here’s video to prove it:
You know there’s video proving you’re lying, right?
Trump: “Our nation has a proud history of affording protection to those fleeing government persecutions. Unfortunately, legitimate asylum seekers are being displaced by those lodging frivolous claims….My plan expedites relief” pic.twitter.com/Gvz93vZBh3
— Official Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) May 16, 2019
Moreover most asylum seekers, to the tune of about 80%, are illegitimate. So they paint themselves with a broad brush in reality:
DC EXAMINER – Four-in-five asylum seekers at the southwest border do not meet the criteria to enter the United States, according to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
“The way the system works right now the threshold under law is so low that about 80 percent pass that initial interview, but only 20 percent are granted asylum by a judge, which tells us that 80 percent of that is either just a flat-out fraud or somebody who thinks they can come here because they want a job here. That’s not asylum. Or ‘I want to reunify with my family.’ That’s not asylum. ‘I just want to come to the United States’ — not asylum. We have legal ways to do that, but it’s not through asylum,” Nielsen told Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
That was as of one year ago. It’s probably even higher now with this wave of migrants this year.
So this is an example of the anti-Trump bias that we see at CNN. Especially in their top DC reporter. Pathetic!