After stoking fears about “middle Eastern terrorists” being hidden in the midst of the caravan of migrants moving north through Mexico to the United States’ border, Donald Trump admitted today he has “no proof” that there actually ARE any terrorists traveling amid the caravan.
CNN’s Jim Acosta asked if he’s saying that there are terrorists in the caravan. Trump said “there could very well be,” adding, “I have very good information.”
He tagged in Vice President Mike Pence to talk about his call with the president of Honduras, and he said at one point it’s “inconceivable there would not be individuals from the Middle East as part of this growing caravan.” Acosta asked him directly if he has evidence of terrorists in the caravan, as opposed to just citing statistics.
Trump jumped in to say he’s spoken with the border patrol and they’ve intercepted “many people from the Middle East” and even ISIS at the border. Acosta again asked, “Are they in the caravan?” “They could very well be,” the President responded. “But there’s no proof,” Acosta noted.
“There’s no proof of anything. There’s no proof of anything. But they very well could be.”
Well, that settles that, huh?
President Trump on “Middle Easterners” in caravan: “There’s no proof of anything. There’s no proof of anything, but they very well could be.” pic.twitter.com/o0Vw8qaJvP
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 23, 2018
.@DonLemon: President Trump is “seizing on unsubstantiated, right-wing media reports that the caravan has been infiltrated by criminals and unknown Middle Easterners, a claim he made again tonight without offering a shred of evidence." https://t.co/oThTDByR16 pic.twitter.com/L95vP9RxfT— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) October 23, 2018