Trump Keeps Spouting Conspiracy Theories About Migrant Caravan Headed To Border

on October 22, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media before departing on Marine One at the White House on October 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to Houston, Texas to... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media before departing on Marine One at the White House on October 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to Houston, Texas to attend a Make America Great Again rally with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
|
October 22, 2018 3:36 pm
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

President Donald Trump on Monday continued to spout baseless conspiracy theories about a caravan of migrants and asylum-seekers currently walking through Mexico on the way to the U.S. border.

“They have a lot of everybody in that group, it’s a horrible thing, and it’s a lot bigger than 5,000 people, and we’ve got to stop them at the border,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.

Asked later for any evidence that there were terrorists walking with the caravan — Trump tweeted Monday that “Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with the group — the President could provide none.

“Go into the middle of the caravan, take your cameras and search,” he told a reporter. “John, take your camera, go into the middle and search. You’re going to find MS-13, you’re going to find Middle Eastern, you’re going to find everything.”

Reporters on the ground with the caravan have refuted that claim:

This post has been updated.

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Senior Newswriters:
Newswriters:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: