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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 12:00 PM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Twists Facts Of A Migrant Girl's Death


AP FACT CHECK: Trump Twists Facts Of A Migrant Girl’s Death
GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP
By CALVIN WOODWARD
March 30, 2019 9:20 am


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the circumstances of a 7-year-old migrant girl’s death as he seeks to steer any potential blame for it away from his administration.

Trump, after mockingly painting asylum seekers as a “con job” in a rally the previous night, asserted on Friday that Jakelin Caal Maquin was given no water by her father during their trek to a remote border area and that the dad acknowledged blame for his daughter’s death on Dec. 8. Those assertions are not supported by the record.

TRUMP: “I think that it’s been very well stated that we’ve done a fantastic job. … The father gave the child no water for a long period of time – he actually admitted blame.” — to reporters Friday.

THE FACTS: An autopsy report released Friday found that Guatemalan girl died of a bacterial infection just more than a day after being apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol. The El Paso County Medical Examiner’s office said traces of streptococcus bacteria were found in Jakelin’s lungs, adrenal gland, liver, and spleen, and she experienced a “rapidly progressive infection” that led to the failure of multiple organs.


Neither the autopsy report, nor accounts at the time by Customs and Border Protection, spoke of dehydration. And through family lawyers, Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz said after his girl’s death that he made sure she had food and water as they traveled through Mexico.

Moreover, the Border Protection timeline on her case said she was checked for medical problems upon her apprehension and: “The initial screening revealed no evidence of health issues.”


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 12:58 PM

1. Lies.

What the fuck is a fact twist?? It's a lie. And that's a fact. Journalists, you too - please stop twisting facts and cut to the truths in front of you.

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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 02:24 PM

2. Horrifying

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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 02:25 PM

3. LYING MF

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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 02:31 PM

4. I could give a fuck about all the "Oh no grave dancing. We're better than that."

comments. The day this useless sack of baboon Jizz goes. I'mma celebrate my ass off.

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