Sarah Sanders Personally Addresses Her Border Statistic Blunder by Gracefully Admitting Her Mistake
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Sarah Sanders Personally Addresses Her Border Statistic Blunder by Gracefully Admitting Her Mistake

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is gracefully responding as she owns up to her mistake of misrepresenting border statistics during an interview over the weekend.

As IJR Blue pointed out, Sanders was fact-checked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace on her statement claiming there is a large sum of suspected terrorists trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

“We know that roughly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally, and we know that our most vulnerable point of entry is at our southern border,” Sanders previously stated.

Wallace quickly opposed Sanders’ claim by saying he’s “studied up on this” and that the majority of those 4,000 people captured are at airports.

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Rather than covering up false figures, the press secretary owned up to her mistake and admitted to Fox News on Wednesday that she “should have said 4,000 at all points of entry, not just at the southern border.”

“The bottom line is whether it’s one, whether it’s four, whether it’s 14, or 4,000, one terrorist coming into our country in an illegal fashion to do us harm is one too many,” she added.

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However, it is likely Sanders had the numbers mixed up, as the Department of Homeland Security released a report titled “MYTH/FACT” explaining that in the fiscal year 2017, “3,755 known or suspected terrorists were prevented from traveling to or entering the United States.”

As the partial government shutdown lingers into its 19th day, Sanders told reporters that there’s a “crisis at the border that we need to solve” and that declaring a national emergency is something that’s “certainly still on the table.”

President Donald Trump continues to battle with Congress over funding a border wall along the southern border to fight illegal immigration, crime, and drugs.

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In order to end the partial government shutdown and avoid the national emergency declaration by the president, Sanders said the best solution is to “work with Congress to get this done because you can close a lot of the loopholes, fund border security fully, and that’s what we’re hopeful to do.”

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