President Donald Trump made the wild claim that migrants are grabbing strangers’ children and running towards the chemical weapons being deployed by the U.S.
Trump was asked by ABC News Karen Travers about pictures of migrant women fleeing tear gas with their children.
Trump falsely claimed the parents were running with their children towards the tear gas (opposite of what the pictures show), and then claimed without proof they were not the parents:
Why is a parent running up into an area where they know the tear gas is forming and it’s going to be formed, and they’re running up with a child.
In some cases, you know, they’re not the parents. These are people, they call ’em “grabbers.”
They grab a child because they think they’ll have a certain status by having a child. You know, you have certain advantages in terms of our crazy laws that, frankly, Congress should be changing.