President Donald Trump has been obsessively repeating a horror story of trafficked girls in vehicles on the southern border, their mouths taped shut, in order that they “can’t even breathe.” The issue is that trafficked girls and border officers apparently do not know what he’s speaking about. Now Rachel Maddow, together with some media retailers, imagine it could possibly be doable that Trump witnessed it together with his very personal eyes — on the violent film “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.”
The movie exhibits such a scene on the Mexican border, eerily much like what Trump has described. There’s additionally a scene of Muslim prayer rugs within the southern desert, which has additionally popped up in a Trump tweet. He has talked in regards to the smugglers’ superb vehicles, similar to within the film.
All are “plot factors in the identical film — which is fiction,” Maddow emphasised Monday.
“Now in any regular administration it might be insane to recommend … even joke in regards to the president of america seeing stuff in a film … and perhaps pondering it was actual — or a minimum of actual sufficient to justify an precise army deployment of 1000’s of energetic obligation U.S. troops to the border,” she stated.
On Saturday Vox reported that an e-mail was despatched out by a Customs and Border Safety official following the president’s claims, asking brokers to instantly ahead “any data” about taped girls. The company has but to touch upon Trump’s tales which he repeated 22 instances in 10 days.
The Washington Publish reached out to frame personnel, girls who had as soon as been trafficked and immigration organizations, and have been unable to discover a single instance of what the president was speaking about.
Trump’s movie-watching habits could possibly be pertinent when the Home Armed Providers Committee convenes a listening to Tuesday in regards to the border and why precisely troops have been deployed.
Take a look at Maddow within the video above, then see if the clips under ring any bells.