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Hill Article Quotes Trump Saying ‘You Can’t Come in,’ Ignores ‘You Have to Go in Through a LEGAL Process’

By Craig Bannister | June 26, 2018 | 4:30pm EDT
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An article posted by The Hill Tuesday reports President Donald Trump said that U.S. immigration policy should be “You can’t come in” – but, fails to mention his very next sentence, in which he says he wants people to come in – just legally.

The Hill’s article, “Trump: Immigration policy should just be 'you can't come in',” quotes Trump saying, “You can’t come in” – but, doesn't cite his very next sentence (see video) in which he clarifies that “You have to go in through a legal process.”

In the video, Trump says:

"We inherited a lot of different things. But, of all of them, immigration makes the least sense. It is a hodgepodge of laws that has been put together over the years. And, we have to change it.

"And, it’s so simple: it’s called, 'I’m sorry, you can’t come in – you have to go in through a legal process.'”

The Hill’s article is based on a Twitter post by Bloomberg News White House reporter Jennifer Jacobs. And, while Jacobs’ first tweet quotes Trump saying that immigrants can’t come in, her second tweet notes that Trump says he does want more immigrants to come in – legally:

TRUMP says U.S. immigration policy should simply be "YOU CAN’T COME IN"

He just told members of Congress that the US immigration policy right now is a "hodgepodge of laws."...

The Hill article neglected to cite Jacobs' next tweet, acknowledging that Trump actually does want more immigration, in which she reports:

Trump added later: “and by the way I want people to come into our country” because the nation’s doing so well. But they have to come in legally, he said.

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