President Donald Trump finally admitted Tuesday that he had “no proof” to support his blatant lies and conspiracy theories about the migrants and asylum-seekers traveling toward the U.S.-Mexico border.
The President also tried — and failed — to get Vice President Mike Pence to accuse Democrats of funding the caravan, and to say there were Islamic State members in the caravan.
Pence did say that, during a phone call earlier Tuesday, the vice president of Honduras had told him that the group “was organized by leftist organizations and financed by Venezuela.”
“What else did they say, Mike, about ISIS?” Trump attempted. “Did they say something?”
They hadn’t. Pence returned to talking about leftist groups.
Pressed earlier for proof for Democrats’ non-existent involvement with the caravan, Trump was similarly evasive.
“You’re going to find out. And we’re going to see. Maybe they made a bad mistake, too,” he said.
President addresses lies on migrants and asylum-seekers traveling toward border: "There's no proof of anything." pic.twitter.com/PRkKJjQkBz
— Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) October 23, 2018