Hours earlier than Donald Trump’s large wall-themed marketing campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, the El Paso county fee handed a decision calling out Trump’s lies concerning the metropolis and calling his household separation coverage “immoral.”
Within the “whereas”-riddled language of such resolutions, the commissioners and county choose level out that, basically, Trump and his administration have “disseminated false data to native elected officers throughout the nation concerning its perceived want for border safety funding priorities, together with calling life on the U.S.-Mexico border a ‘disaster state of affairs,’” however that “knowledge from Customs and Border Safety (CBP) illustrates that no such disaster exists.”
Turning to El Paso particularly, they write that Trump “falsely said that El Paso was one of the harmful cities in the US till the development of border fencing, yet one more lie that was shortly disputed by residents and members of our native legislation enforcement companies. El Paso’s violent crime charge dropped 62 p.c from its peak in 1993 to 2007, a 12 months earlier than building on the fence started.”
As Trump heads to their metropolis, the commissioners write that they’re “disillusioned by President Trump’s lies concerning the border and our group, and although it’s tough to welcome him to El Paso whereas he continues to proliferate such untruths, we do welcome him to fulfill with native officers to change into correctly knowledgeable about our nice and protected area.”
Sadly, Trump is definite to take this not as a possibility to change into higher knowledgeable however as one other alternative to disregard and reject actuality.