Trump says female migrants 'raped' at high levels

President Donald Trump both literally and figuratively threw out his prepared remarks at a West Virginia roundtable event that was supposed to be about tax reform.
2:13 | 04/06/18

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President trump literally tossed out the script during an event where he was supposed to promote tax cuts. Instead he focused on illegal immigration. And his claim about migrants and rape is now in the spotlight this morning passes a claim made about voter fraud ABC's terra com Mary has more tired good morning. Good morning banning Candace that's a right the president clearly frustrated by the obstacle to building a wall along the Mexican border. Had he is the reason uptake in border crossing to make his case. President trapped in West Virginia literally throwing away his speech on tax reform but this was going to be my remarks it would take about two minutes but. I would've been. Instead of ripping on one of his favorite topics immigration as a caravan of migrants make their way from Honduras and Mexico seeking political asylum. Trump ordered the National Guard to the border suggesting that there's rampant level of rape among the Central American migrants while repeating his controversial line and Mexicans are rapists. Remember in my opening remarks at trump tower when they open to everybody said alone. He was so tough and I use the word rape. And yes today it came out where this journey coming up women are raped at levels that nobody has ever seen before. Women and girls crossing the border to Mexico do you think the threat of sexual violence. 2010 amnesty report estimated 60% on the journey arm rest with the leader of the caravan told ABC news that there have been no reported cases on their journey. Trump saying the situation as rich quote a point of crisis requested between 2004000. Troops on the border until the wall of built. His frustration mounting not just on immigration despite dismantling his voter fraud commission he's maintaining previous false claims on a massive election app. Lot of times it's as dramatic as in many places. Like California at the same person votes many times you probably heard about that. Last month there was an uptick in a legal crossings but it's old its overall down about 13% compared to last year. Now that's on top of that the 2017 being the lowest numbers since 1972. Diane Tennessee right this terror primary force live from DC thinks there.

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