Published On: Wed, Apr 4th, 2018

Fake News: AP perpetuates Caravan migrants’ ‘confusion,’ thinking Trump will use ‘nuclear weapons’ on border

A bizarre tone taints an AP story by Christopher Sherman on the “caravan of migrants” in southern Mexico which appear to have prompted President Trump to ramp up border wall rhetoric. The article, titled “Caravan migrants confused by President Trump’s angry tweets,” notes the “confused and befuddled families” who think “that the U.S. president had floated the idea of using a nuclear weapon against the caravan.”

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“President Donald Trump’s angry comments about a caravan of migrants …in southern Mexico where the 1,000 or so Central Americans have camped…Trump’s words have confused and befuddled families here, some of whom never intended on going all the way to the United States after the end of the ‘Stations of the Cross’ caravan.

“Even coordinators of the caravan seemed to misunderstand the debate in the U.S. when Trump’s endorsed a ‘nuclear option’ for pushing funding for his border wall through Congress. They told worried families Tuesday that the U.S. president had floated the idea of using a nuclear weapon against the caravan of mostly women and children who have fled violence in Central America.”

That’s the news?

These migrants are confused and you publish and AP story perpetuating this nonsense about fears of Trump nuking migrants in Mexico?

“The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our ‘Weak Laws’ Border, had better be stopped before it gets there,” Trump tweeted.

Sherman then writes:

After hearing that Trump raised the possibility of sending troops to defend the U.S. border, Irineo Mujica, coordinator of the caravan, gathered the camp’s women and children around him and asked which of them Trump was afraid of.

“All of the women, children come fleeing violence,” Mujica said. “These children are not soldiers.”

And here’s the quote he closed out with:

Jose Carlos Lanza, traveling with his pregnant wife from Honduras, rushed forward when his name was called Tuesday only to find that they had got one letter wrong in his name, making his permit to travel across Mexico worthless and potentially delaying him for another day. The problem was that someone was already en route to pick him up and take him to the U.S. border.

“I can’t wait any longer,” he said.

Earlier Tuesday, Lanza said the U.S. government was ignorant about the migrants’ situation.

“They don’t see that the majority of the people here are children and women,” he said. “I think it’s stupid because the only thing we are looking for is safety for our family and it’s not fair that they treat us like terrorists.”

Sherman centers an argument about these poor migrants around fearmongering of Trump using nuclear weapons and then close with a man traveling with his pregnant wife and says “it’s not fair that they treat us like terrorists.”

Fake news is NOT just some small time blog manufacturing stories, that does exist, but this NONSENSICAL biased garbage passing as journalism. Sherman and the AP should be ashamed.


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