Another day, another fake news report by the mainstream media about President Donald Trump. This time, it is the Associated Press, who claims President Trump may mobilize 100,000 National Guard troops on America’s streets.
The AP claims the National Guard troop roll-out would be used to gather up illegal immigrants. However, the White House denies this is the case, and we found the document that proves the AP story is fake.
Just after 7:00 a.m. central time, the AP sent out this tweet, claiming the Trump administration is considering deploying National Guard troops.
BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 17, 2017
The tweet was followed by a stern denial by White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who said the report was totally false.
The AP then posted a document online (available here) that they claim proves their story. The document, a memo from DHS Secretary John Kelly, outlines the measures the President authorizes to implement a border security plan. However, the memo says nothing about 100,000 National Guard troops being deployed. It makes no mention of troop deployment by Presidential order, as the AP claims. It says that governors of border states can use National Guard troops to support the Border Patrol in their efforts.
It is a far cry from the AP report, which is more inflammatory. The AP story tries to portray the memo as President Trump using executive overreach towards immigrants. That is not the case.
The AP story is the latest obvious example of the media’s attempt to portray any action by the Trump administration as chaotic and unhinged. This time, it was quickly exposed.
In other words, more FAKE NEWS from the mainstream media to discredit our president.
Sick of it yet?
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