So Donald Trump gave his very first Oval Office address last night during which he addressed the partial government shutdown and the nonexistent crisis on the southern border.
The roughly 10 minute speech was chocked full of partial truths, exaggerated and misleading statements, and downright lies, including mixing drug statistics with immigration statistics, overstating that “thousands” of immigrants try to cross the southern border every day, and insisting Mexico will pay for the wall, just to list a few.
Thank you for soooo many nice comments regarding my Oval Office speech. A very interesting experience!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2019
The whole thing was a total farce. So much so that even Shep Smith over at Fox News couldn’t resist challenging many of Trump’s claims by citing the government’s own numbers.
“He talks about undocumented crossings over the past months,” Smith said afterwards. “In fact, the number of undocumented crossings over the southern border has been steadily down over the last 10 years and the government reports that there is more outward traffic than inward traffic.”
And now, the memes…