By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) Increasingly fed up with mainstream media reports claiming all kinds of horrible things are being done by government agents to illegal alien migrants housed in detention centers, POTUS Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted the latest report fromÂ The New York Times and demanded that reporters actually visit the facilities.
The paper published a story Sunday about a detention centerÂ in Clint,Â Texas, which a team of reporters called a â€œsecretive siteâ€ and that â€œmen and women who work there were grappling with the stuff of nightmares.â€
The president angrily dismissed the report as fiction.
â€œIâ€™m going to start showing some of the detention centers because â€” to the press. I want the press to go in and see them. And I just spoke to Mark Morgan. And I just spoke with, as you know, Kevin. So weâ€™re going send people in. Weâ€™re going to have some of the press go in and see them, because theyâ€™re crowded and weâ€™re the ones who were complaining about theyâ€™re crowded. Theyâ€™re crowded because people come up,â€ Trump said Sunday, according to aÂ White House media poolÂ report.
â€œBut, now, thanks to Mexico, itâ€™s slowing down greatly, and I think youâ€™ll start seeing some very good numbers. But it is crowded. But we want to have the press go in and see because, you know, the New York Times â€” it really is fake news,â€ he said.
In addition, the president also sent a series of tweets criticizing the Times story.
â€œThe Fake News Media, in particular the Failing @nytimes, is writing phony and exaggerated accounts of the Border Detention Centers. First of all, people should not be entering our Country illegally, only for us to then have to care for them. We should be allowed to focus on United States Citizens first. Border Patrol, and others in Law Enforcement, have been doing a great job,â€ Trump tweeted.
â€œWe said there was a Crisis â€“ the Fake News & the Dems said it was â€˜manufactured.â€™ Now all agree we were right, but they always knew that. They are crowded (which we brought up, not them) because the Dems wonâ€™t change the Loopholes and Asylum. Big Media Con Job!â€ he tweeted.
….United States Citizens first. Border Patrol, and others in Law Enforcement, have been doing a great job. We said there was a Crisis – the Fake News & the Dems said it was “manufactured.” Now all agree we were right, but they always knew that. They are crowded (which we…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2019
….brought up, not them) because the Dems won’t change the Loopholes and Asylum. Big Media Con Job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2019
The president said he reviewed the Times story for accuracy with other White House staff.
â€œYeah, I think The New York Times story is a hoax. I think anything The New York Times writes nowadays â€“ theyâ€™re â€” theyâ€™re really â€” you know, they use the word ‘unhinged’ â€” The New York Times,” he said Sunday.
“I call it the â€˜failing New York Times‘Â for a reason. Check out their unfunded liability and see what theyâ€™re worth. Theyâ€™re a failing â€” theyâ€™re already a failed New York Times,â€ he said.
â€œBut when they write a story like that, I went to my people, and they said, â€˜Sir, itâ€™s not true.â€™ We told them about a crisis. They said it was â€˜manufactured.â€™ They laughed and they scoffed for months, and then it turned out that it wasnâ€™t manufactured. Itâ€™s a crisis. We were right about that,â€ he said.
POTUS admitted that the immigration system along the border including detention facilities are overwhelmed, adding that he’s been saying so for months — but Democrats have refused to work with his administration and with Republicans on solutions.
â€œWe told them that the detention centers are really full, and theyâ€™ve got to change the loopholes and they have to change asylum; they have to change the immigration laws. We could do it quickly, but we have no votes to do it because the Democrats wonâ€™t vote. We need some of their votes,â€ he said.
As usual, buried in the Times report are nuggets of truth, such as this one: â€œSo far, investigators have found little evidence to substantiate allegations of misconduct. But they have found that the facility is several times over capacity and has horrendous conditions.â€
And this one: â€œThe station was never intended to hold more than about a hundred adult men, and it was designed with the idea that migrants would be detained for only a few hours of processing before being transferred to other locations.â€
It’s hard to see this kind of reporting as anything other than an attempt not just to opposed the president’s immigration enforcement policies, but to whip up public anger and resentment as well, which is already leading some Americans on the Left to commit acts of violence.
And let us never forget that even President Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson agrees there is a crisis on the border.
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