Pres. Trump: MSM running fake story on Homeland Security pardons

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 9:00 AM PT – Sat. April 13, 2019

The president calls out the mainstream media for accusing him of offering pardons to Homeland Security personnel to break the law.

President Trump took aim at NBC for running the “fake news story” on Friday, asking how the mainstream media can get more corrupt each day.

In this April 5, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. Trump said Friday he is considering sending “Illegal Immigrants” to Democratic strongholds to punish them for inaction— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea was dead on arrival. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The report, which originally appeared in the New York Times, claims the president pressured Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan to close the southern border. It also said McAleenan would receive a pardon if he ran into any legal trouble.

The DHS has since issued a statement, which says the president has never asked or pressured the acting secretary to do anything illegal.