WATCH: Trump Keeps Calling CBP ‘CBC,’ Says Officer ‘Speaks Perfect English’

US President Donald Trump speaks during an event honoring the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection services in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on August 20, 2018. (... US President Donald Trump speaks during an event honoring the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection services in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on August 20, 2018. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 20, 2018 4:02 pm
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President Donald Trump on Monday spoke at a White House event in support of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, two agencies housed within the Department of Homeland Security charged with immigration law enforcement and border security, respectively.

In a strange turn, Trump repeatedly referred to CBP as “CBC.” Was he referring to the Congressional Black Caucus? The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation? Who knows.

He also made sure to mention that a Border Patrol officer he invited on stage “speaks perfect English.”

Separately, Trump brought up a CPB officer he identified only as “Adrian,” who he credited with stopping a human smuggler who’d locked 78 people in the back of a trailer and attempted to cross the border.

“Speaks perfect English,” he said, referring to Adrian.

As the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale noted, Trump lied multiple times during his remarks, including by saying his promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border “is getting longer and taller and stronger each and every day,” and by asserting ICE was “actually liberating towns.”

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