President Trump told reporters he will invite members of the media to tour the immigrant detention centers that have been scrutinized over their conditions in recent weeks.
“What we’re going to do is I’m going to start showing some of these detention centers because — to the press. I want the press to go in and see them,” Trump said Sunday before boarding Air Force One.
Trump said he spoke with acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Mark Morgan and acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan to plan for the press to visit the centers.
“We’re going to have some of the press go in because they are crowded, and we’re the ones complaining about they’re crowded,” he continued. “They’re crowding because people come up, but now thanks to Mexico, it’s slowing down greatly, and I think you’ll start seeing some very good numbers. But it is crowded. But we want to have the press go in and see because you know what The New York Times it really is fake news.”
The Times article Trump was referring to was about the migrant detention center in Clint, Texas, that was published Saturday. The story described “outbreaks of scabies, shingles and chickenpox were spreading among the hundreds of children” and how many of the areas where border patrol kept the migrants were overcrowded.
Author: Julio Rosas
Source: Washington Examiner: Trump says he’ll invite the press to see migrant detention centers