This is quite the story. The AP might be going in the category of ‘Really Fake News’. What do you think?
The Trump administration on Friday rejected a report of a plan to mobilize up to 100,000 National Guard troops to detain unauthorized immigrants.
The Associated Press reported a draft memo was under consideration indicating “millions” of immigrants would be affected in 11 states, not necessarily near the Mexico border.
“That is 100 percent not true,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, according to a pool report. “It is irresponsible to be saying this.”
He said, “There is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants. I wish you guys had asked before you tweeted,” he added.
A reporter for The Associated Press said the organization repeatedly asked the White House for comment prior to publishing the story.
“I don’t know what could potentially be out there, but I know that there is no effort to do what is potentially suggested,” Spicer said. “It is not a White House document.”