The Vice News team is tracking the president’s lies.
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The President is lying about the National Security Agency’s collection of millions of Americans’ phone records.
He’s lying about a “bipartisan” bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is “dead in the water.”
He’s misleading voters about his promise to eliminate the “federal minimum wage” to “pay for the wall.”
He lied about the size of the National Guard in Texas and about the number of soldiers deployed in Texas.
He lied to the American people about his pledge to “build the wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border.
And he lies about his plans to “fundamentally transform” the military and the economy.
We’re going to take a look at each of the lies the President has told us so far.
In this installment, we’ll examine each of Trump’s lies as told to Vice News.
The president told reporters, “I want to build a wall” and “I will spend a trillion dollars.”
On March 20, 2017, President Trump told reporters at a press conference that he was going to build the “biggest, the most beautiful, the greatest wall that’s ever been built.”
“I mean, we’re going build it, but we’re also going to pay for it,” he said.
“The big wall, that we’re building, it will be a great wall.
And we’re gonna build it on the southern border.
It’s gonna be a big, beautiful wall.”
On July 7, 2017 the president said “we’re going with the wall, and I will build the wall.
But I also want to know what you are doing to protect the border.
If you have not protected the border, you are not going to have our protection.”
On September 13, 2017 Trump said, “We’re going down to Mexico with the border wall, it’s gonna get built, but I have to know.
I have a feeling that Mexico is going to get much, much better than they are right now.”
On October 6, 2017 Donald Trump said “there will be no border wall.
I think it’s been proven over and over and we’ve seen Mexico’s wall, we know how much it’s cost.
It costs a lot of money.
We have to get a better deal.
I just said it’s not going down.”
The Vice President is not a wall builder.
In fact, the number and cost of the wall is a lie.
The wall is already part of the Department of Homeland Security budget, which will soon become part of a larger bill that will fund Trump’s wall and other infrastructure projects.
The Vice Presidency has also been used as an excuse to build new fencing on the U, S. border with Mexico.
As we have reported, the Department was already using a $1 billion plan to build fencing along the border to keep out illegal immigration in fiscal year 2018, and that was set to be increased by $1.3 billion over the next five years.
The White House and the Department have made no secret of the fact that they have no intention of building a wall.
On October 9, 2017 White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that the wall was still a top priority, but it would be “a big, expensive project.”
“The president is making a promise to build something that we don’t even know how he’s going to do,” she said.
The VP has also lied about how he plans to pay his promised $4 trillion in border wall funding.
He said on January 22, 2018, that the “funding for the border is a matter of principle” and that the border would be paid for with “zero taxes.”
That same day, Trump announced that the U-S-Mexico border would cost “only” $2.5 trillion, but on February 17, 2018 the Department stated that the final cost would be as high as $7 trillion.
In addition, he has lied about his commitment to the border fence, which he said would cost $10 billion to build.
He also lied that the cost of building the border “is going to be a trillion dollar project.”
We will not let him get away with this lie.