Trump's Baseless Claim About Prayer Rugs Found at the Border - 2019-01-18

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F37.png Trump's Baseless Claim About Prayer Rugs Found at the Border January 18, 2019, Linda Qiu, New York Times

That claim echoes earlier ones from Mr. Trump: baseless warnings that "unknown Middle Easterners" had infiltrated a migrant caravan and that terrorists were pouring across the southern border.

Nowhere in the White House's 25-page counterterrorism policy, released in October, was the threat of terrorists infiltrating the nation's southwest border raised. And the State Department, in a September report, said there was "no credible evidence" that terrorist groups had sent operatives to enter the United States through Mexico.

The Department of Homeland Security did not respond to requests for evidence of Mr. Trump's claims.

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{{cite news | first = Linda | last = Qiu | title = Trump's Baseless Claim About Prayer Rugs Found at the Border | url = https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/us/politics/fact-check-trump-prayer-rugs-border.html | work = New York Times | date = January 18, 2019 | accessdate = July 3, 2019 }}