Fake News: AP reports Donald Trump will mobilize 100,000 National Guardsmen to deport illegals
Just one day after Donald Trump excoriated the false reporting of the mainstream media the Associated Press was at it once again. This time the so-called news agency reported that Donald Trump planned to mobilize 100,000 National Guardsmen through the Department of Homeland Security to round up and deport illegal immigrants.
This story was quickly denied by the White House:
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, denied the AP’s report on Twitter shortly after it published.
“Not true. 100% false,”
The Department of Homeland Security also denied the story:
“The Department is not considering mobilizing the National Guard,” said Gillian Christensen, the acting press secretary for DHS.
It turns out a low level staff employee drafted this plan but it was never seriously considered by anyone important in the Trump administration:
A DHS official told The Daily Beast that the memo the AP cited was an early, pre-decisional draft, that Kelly never approved it, and that the department as a whole never seriously considered it.
Democrats are still posturing as if this is a true story:
Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, a freshman Democrat from Nevada, issued a statement ripping the memo.
“Regardless of the White House’s response, this document is an absolutely accurate description of the disturbing mindset that pervades the Trump Administration when it comes to our nation’s immigrants,”
In other words the story was false but accurate, just ask Dan Rather how well that defense works out. But she was not alone:
And Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, also released a statement decrying the memo.
“The mere suggestion that the President would consider ordering 100,000 members of the National Guard to go door to door checking people’s document status is deeply disturbing,”
Of course this genius is purposely ignoring the fact that Donald Trump was not considering this course of action because the memo never even made it close to his desk.
This is exactly why so many people do not take the mainstream media, or the Democratic Party, seriously any more. But the damage will still be done because this fake news story is still being promoted as real and many people will likely buy into it.
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