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We Checked Trump’s Claim That Hillary Has Helped Deport Millions. Here’s What We Found

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The third and final debate featured several topics of national interest. Chief among them was the topic of immigration.

During the segment, many fingers were pointed about how either candidate has failed to handle the subject of immigration, but one moment stood out. Donald Trump stated, “Hillary Clinton wanted the wall. Hillary Clinton fought for the wall in 2006 or thereabouts.” Then added, “Now, she never gets anything done, so naturally the wall wasn’t built. But Hillary Clinton wanted the wall.” While Trump has been known to make wild accusations that are often untrue or misleading, this claim was enough to get us digging. And it turns out Trump was right, mostly. Let’s break down some of his claims from last nights immigration segment.

“Hillary Clinton wanted the wall. Hillary Clinton fought for the wall in 2006 or thereabouts.”

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In 2006, Hillary Clinton, as well as Barack Obama, voted in favor of George W. Bush’s Secure Fence Act. Notably, Bernie Sanders voted against the act, and both Clinton and Obama distanced themselves from it when the 2008 elections came around. When pressed on the issue by CNN’s John King, Clinton tried to clarify that she believed that a border barrier would work in certain areas, though did not elaborate. This distancing from the Secure Fence Act she supported was clearly an attempt to soften her image with Mexican and Latino voters, who she was trying to woo from Barack Obama in 2008.

“Now, she never gets anything done, so naturally the wall wasn’t built. But Hillary Clinton wanted the wall.”

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When the Secure Fence Act was signed into law, it stagnated for several years thanks to underfunding. Of the 700 miles of wall the law planned to construct, only 649 miles were completed, leading Obama to claim in 2011 that the border fence was “now basically complete.” Trump’s argument here is true, but misleading. The wall was built, though it was a bureaucratic headache, and many Republicans have argued that the finished product didn’t match what the Secure Fence Act set out to accomplish. Barack Obama even suggested that Republicans will never be happy with the wall, saying, “They’ll want want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics.”

“President Obama has moved millions of people out. Nobody knows about it. Nobody talks about it. But under Obama, millions of people have been moved out of this country – they’ve been deported.”

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Trump is implying that despite how she presents herself, Hillary Clinton is no friend of immigrants, and that her record under Obama proves as much. Trump’s claim is true. Since Obama has been president, roughly 2.5 million people have been deported, and in 2014, a record setting 409,000 people were sent packing. However, unlike Trump’s claim, people ARE talking about it, as the above clip demonstrates. In an interview with Fusion, Jorge Ramos brought up President Obama’s record setting deportations, and Ramos went so far as to refer to Obama as “Deporter in Chief” to his face. What’s alarming in this, is that even though the numbers of deportations under Obama are staggeringly high, they’re still not good enough for Trump, who has something even bigger planned should he become president.

If you haven’t seen it, watch the immigration segment from last night.

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The immigration debate begins at 49:30 in this video.

Like any debate, there were highs and lows and several WTF moments. But the most important message came at the end:

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Be sure to get out and vote November 8th.


READ: Obama’s Great DNC Speech Doesn’t Mean He’s Still Not “Deporter In Chief”

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Rihanna Hilariously Took A Jab At Trump While Taking Out The Trash On Inauguration Day— ‘I’m just here to help’

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Rihanna Hilariously Took A Jab At Trump While Taking Out The Trash On Inauguration Day— ‘I’m just here to help’

Rihanna just proved that she’s capable of just about anything. Last week, the class act proved that she can class up even the trashiest of things. While on a walk to the curb with bags of trash the singer rocked diamonds and a pair of satin pink peep-toe heels and gloves in a pointed jab at former President Trump. 

She might be a star but Rihanna isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty when it comes to taking out the trash on behalf of President Joe Biden.

Last Wednesday, the singer and fashion designer celebrated Biden’s inauguration and Trump’s exit with a silly post on her Instagram page. Dressed in stilettos, the “Love On The Brain” singer carried two bags of garbage out to the curb with a caption that read “I’m just here to help #WeDidItJoe.”

The comment was a clear nod to Vice President Kamala Harris and President Biden’s historic win and their ultimate swearing-in last week.

Dressed in a vintage tee-shirt reading ‘End Racism By Any Means Necessary’ Rihanna threw some shade and the trash away. 

Continuing to throw shade in the caption, Rihanna added: ‘I’m just here to help.’ The singer has proven herself to be an ultimate fan of the Biden-Harris ticket. Last year when they won the election she tweeted about their win writing “The faces of history makers, boundary breakers, and WINNERS!!CONGRATULATIONS to you both, and mostly to the American people!! So much work to do, so much hurt to undo! Let’s GO! I’m so proud of you America!”

Fortunately, it looks like Rihanna is showing no signs of slowing down her celebrations this year.

On Sunday, the Savage x Fenty owner shared a video of herself dancing in a hotel room while sporting some of her own line’s lingerie.

After doing some twerks and showing off a Savage x Fenty dotted mesh skirt, and a set of matching gloves, RiRi gave fans a fun Valentine’s Day champagne toast.

“Cupid could NEVA!” she captioned her post. “#ValentinesDayCountdown.”

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Trump Labels Cuba A State Sponsor Of Terrorism As His Own Supporters Face Similar Allegations

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Trump Labels Cuba A State Sponsor Of Terrorism As His Own Supporters Face Similar Allegations

In a move that is sure to complicate things for the incoming Biden administration, Trump has moved to put Cuba back on the list of nations that allegedly sponsor terrorism.

Obama had taken Cuba off of that list in 2015 and with four years to Cuba back on the list, many agree that Trump has simply put Cuba back on the list to make life difficult for President Biden.

The Trump administration has put Cuba back on the list of countries that “sponsor terrorism.”

With just days left in office, Trump has moved to label Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism” in a last-minute move that is sure to complicate things for the incoming Biden administration.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo justified the controversial move which reverses Barack Obama’s 2015 decision to remove Cuba from the list after more than three decades – by accusing Havana of “repeatedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbour to terrorists”.

Pompeo also alleged Cuba was engaging “in a range of malign behavior across the region”, highlighting its support for Venezuela’s authoritarian leader Nicolás Maduro who Trump has unsuccessfully tried to overthrow.

The controversial step places Cuba alongside Iran, North Korea and Syria as state sponsors of terror.

However, most officials agree that Trump’s claims about Cuba are bogus.

Many international observers – including U.S. allies – aren’t impressed by the administration’s claims that Cuba is sponsoring terrorism.

In an interview with The Guardian, Christopher Sabatini, a senior fellow for Latin America at Chatham House, said “These are trumped up charges. Terrorism as an international definition is committing acts of violence against unarmed civilians intended to frighten the population. Cuba doesn’t do that. Yes, it represses its own people – but so does Saudi Arabia.”

Groups that favor greater U.S. engagement with Cuba criticized the announcement.

“There is no compelling, factual basis to merit the designation,” according to Ric Herrero, executive director of the Cuba Study Group, a Washington DC-based organization that supports engagement with the island. “Instead it appears to be another shameless, last-ditch effort to hamstring the foreign policy of the incoming Biden administration and set the stage for the next election in Florida, all at the expense of the Cuban people and relations between our countries.”

Many observers agree that Trump’s move is simply a gift to party hardliners in Florida, and likely a deliberate attempt to make life difficult for the incoming Biden administration who may wish to end deténte with Cuba.

Of course, Cuban officials reacted angrily to the announcement.

After the announcement, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez tweeted: “We condemn the US announced hypocritical and cynical designation of #Cuba as a State sponsoring terrorism. The US political opportunism is recognized by those who are honestly concerned about the scourge of terrorism and its victims.”

Reversing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s action would require the Biden administration to certify to Congress that there has been a fundamental change in leadership in Cuba and that the government is not supporting acts of international terrorism, has not for the previous six months and will not do so in the future.

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