Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday after Democrats called on his administration to reduce the number of detention beds. During his Twitter rant, Trump accused Democrats of wanting to allow immigrants who have committed crimes to roam freely in the U.S.
“We need a wall,” Trump said. “And all of the other things are nice to have, but without a wall it’s not going to work. We can have technology. We can have beautiful drones flying all over the place. But it doesn’t work without the wall.”
He then tweeted:
The Democrats do not want us to detain, or send back, criminal aliens! This is a brand new demand. Crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2019
Of course, Trump’s false claims didn’t go unnoticed and unresponded to. Thousands of Twitter users decided to debunk the president’s claims.
Here are some of those responses:
This is completely untrue. Democrats believe in border security and legal immigration but in a humane way that doesn’t involve ripping children from their families and throwing them into internment camps in violation of international law.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 11, 2019
This is another Trump lie. No Democrats are saying that convicted criminals should be free.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) February 11, 2019
Dems wanna send back the criminal in the White House, his criminal family & associates!
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) February 11, 2019
— KSD (@KSD371) February 11, 2019
Prove it. Post a link to a statement showing that this is true. You can’t just make lies up and expect us to believe them.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) February 11, 2019
hey guys I'm beginning to suspect that the Greatest Deal-Maker In The Entire History Of The Universe might actually be crap at making deals
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 11, 2019