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Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’rourke, a candidate for the democratic party-the 2020 presidential nomination, used in the television town hall transferred to spread event on Tuesday night, the debunked claim that President Trump called asylum seekers “animals.”
The comments by the former Congressman from El Paso, Texas, was an answer to the first question during the CNN event, which took place in Des Moines, Iowa, the capital of the state, where the first group meetings will take place in next year’s election campaign.
Sarah Duncan, a research associate Smart of the political organization of the Vote, asked O’rourke how he planned to “restore global confidence in American leadership.”
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The democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas speaking in Las Vegas on April 27. (Associated Press)
The candidate began with the appointment of Trump domestic and foreign policy a “disaster.”
“To describe these immigrants come to this country as rapists and criminals, even if they commit crimes at a far lower price than those born in this country — description of asylum seekers as animals or an attack. A infestation or a termite or a cockroach-something you want to stamp something less than human,” O’rourke said, as you describe.
“You don’t get a children in cages at the border, unless you are humanity, you are in the eyes of their fellow citizens,” he added. “The day that the President signed his Executive order to prohibit the attempt, Muslim travel to the United States, is the day the mosque in Victoria, Texas, was literally burnt to the ground.”
“The day that the President signed his Executive order to prohibit the attempt, Muslim travel to the United States, is the day the mosque in Victoria, Texas, was literally burnt to the ground.”
— Beto O’rourke, a Democrat running for President
But O’rourke in’ s false claim unchallenged by CNN, the town hall moderator, Dana Bash.
Trump’s “animals” comment came in may 2018, on Long Island, NY, in a Round-table discussion of illegal immigration and sanctuary city policy. During a discussion with law enforcement authorities, a sheriff referred to members of the violent gang MS-13.
President Trump responded by slamming MS-13 gang members, not migrants in General as “animals.”
“We have people come into our country — try to come in our country, we finish a lot of them-but we are in the process of people from the country. You would not believe how bad these people are. These people are not. These are the animals,” Trump said.
At the time, his comments were taken out of context, as if all the migrants, “animals”, a lie that has been widely used by high-profile Democrats, such as many members of the media. The video went viral in April, after a Twitter-uploaded user, the same clip — and it is a mistake President Trump claims referred to asylum seekers as “animals.”
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O’rourke went on to slam is trump for you to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin and call Special Counsel Robert Müller Russia’s investigation is a “hoax” in an interview after the report release.
When asked how he addressed immigration would, if elected, O’rourke vowed to citizenship for dreamers and provide a path to citizenship for other illegal immigrants in the country.