George Conway Hilariously Fact Checks Donald Trump’s State Of The Union On Twitter
George Conway, White House aide Kellyanne Conway‘s husband, has become a vocal critic of the presidential administration his wife works for. Throughout Tuesday, the attorney published a series of tweets, fact checking many of President Donald Trump‘s claims.
Trump, sometime before his State of the Union address, tweeted how an abundance of people “are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border,” adding how the United States will construct “a Human Wall” should he deem it necessary. “If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event,” the president concludes.
Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border. We have sent additional military. We will build a Human Wall if necessary. If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2019
Conway responded by sharing figures the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency released with the president, which are significantly lower than Trump’s tweet implies.
According to CBP, total southwest border apprehensions of illegal aliens in FY2017 was 303,916—the lowest since 1971. The figure went up to 396,579 in FY2018—but that’s still lower than the numbers for 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, … https://t.co/xd8CIfWghq
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) February 5, 2019
While Conway avoided directly commenting on Trump’s State of the Union address, he did retweet posts that challenge the president. Some of them can be seen below:
If Trump wanted the wall he could’ve demanded the wall while Republicans had both chambers. If Trump wanted the wall he could’ve included it in the $1.3 billion omnibus, but he didn’t.
Trump doesn’t want the wall. He just wants the cheap applause.#SOTU
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 6, 2019
Fact-checking Trump: By any available measure, there is no new security crisis at the border https://t.co/ZVgZGMDaZB
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 6, 2019
I’d call this Trump’s biggest lie of the speech so far. It’s not an exaggeration or an outdated stat or hyperbolic rhetoric – it’s the president, joined by Texas’s Republican attorney general, just making something up. https://t.co/7VwL5jAgUb
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 6, 2019
9:33 pm ‘large caravans are on the march to the United States’ …
interesting how these caravans seem to be invading the US right on schedule for midterm elections and State of the Union speeches
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) February 6, 2019
What Was Missing From Trump’s State of the Union? America’s $1 Trillion Deficit https://t.co/AkvHIH2jfq
— reason (@reason) February 6, 2019