Kirsters Baish’s Opinion| It has been reported that Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign accused liberal CNN reporter Jim Acosta of lying when he used an out-of-context quote from President Trump to make a point.
The Daily Caller reports, “The comment in question was said by Trump during a Thursday press briefing on his new immigration plan. The president was explaining how legitimate asylum seekers are being displaced ‘by those lodging frivolous claims.’ Acosta took his words out of context to appear like Trump said asylum seekers, in general, are ‘misleading immigration authorities’ with ‘frivolous claims.’”
“Trump in Rose Garden speech paints asylum seekers with broad brush, accusing them of misleading immigration authorities at border: ‘These are frivolous claims,’” Acosta wrote in a tweet.
How can you do this and go home at night thinking you've turned in an honest day's work as a journalist?
Full transcript of what President Trump actually said: pic.twitter.com/xmTPmHJ604
— Official Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) May 16, 2019
The Trump campaign responded to Jim Acosta, “You know there’s video proving you’re lying, right? Trump: ‘Our nation has a proud history of affording protection to those fleeing government persecutions. Unfortunately, legitimate asylum seekers are being displaced by those lodging frivolous claims. … My plan expedites relief.’”
President Trump stated:
We must also restore the integrity of our broken asylum system. Our nation has a proud history of affording protection to those fleeing government persecutions. Unfortunately, legitimate asylum seekers are being displaced by those lodging frivolous claims.
These are friviolous claims to gain admission into our country. Asylum abuse also strains our public school systems, our hospitals and local shelters, using that we should, and that have to go to elderly veterans, at risk youth, Americans win poverty, and those in genuine need of protection. We’re using the funds that should be going to them. And that shouldn’t happen.
And it’s not going to happen in a very short period time. Have to get this approved. My plan expedites relief for legitimate asylum seekers by screening out the meritless claims. If you have a proper claim, you will quickly be admitted. If you don’t, you will promptly be returned home.
The President’s immigration plan does not contain any changes to the DACA system, which will most likely mean that the legislation will be dead before it ever goes anywhere for the House Democrats.