Last night, during President Trump’s address to the nation on the security crisis on our southern border, the Democrat Party’s mainstream media was on high-alert for lies or misleading statements that he was certain to make.
One of the most disturbing claims President Trump made last night, was about the sexual assault of women and girls as they make their way to the U.S. border from various countries including Mexico and Central America. During his address, President Trump mentioned that 30% of women and children are sexually assaulted on their way to our southern border. He was incorrect, but the media’s going to let that one go…
NBC San Diego “fact checked” President Trump’s claim that, “One in 3 women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico.” It’s interesting to note, that unlike all of the other comments made by President Trump that they diligently worked to discredit President Trump on, they never actually fact-checked President Trump’s claim about the sexual assaults of women and children. Instead of a factual rebuke, NBC News San Diego responded to Trump’s allegation by asserting that he got his information from a particular website that doesn’t line up with his numbers. As a side note, NBC San Diego doesn’t say how they know where he got his numbers from:
The AP also provided a lengthy “fact-check” of President Trump’s address last night but failed to address Trump’s comments about women and girls who are being sexually abused on their way to the U.S.
We’ve done our own “fact check” of Trump’s claims. During our fact-checking, we discovered an unlikely source, that not only confirms Trump’s allegations of rampant sexual abuse of women and children but proves that he seriously understated the numbers of sexual assaults against women and children who make the dangerous trek to our southern border.
On September 12, 2014, the anti-Trump Huffington Post published an article by Eleanor Goldberg titled:
80% Of Central American Women, Girls Are Raped Crossing Into The U.S.
Here, is a portion of that article that was published when Barack Obama was our president, with links to check her facts.
As the number of Central American women and girls crossing into the U.S. continues to spike, so is the staggering amount of sexual violence waged against these migrants who are in search of a better life.
According to a stunning Fusion investigation, 80 percent of women and girls crossing into the U.S. by way of Mexico are raped during their journey. That’s up from a previous estimate of 60 percent, according to an Amnesty International report.
This year alone, immigration authorities expect more than 70,000 unaccompanied minors to come through the United States unlawfully, the majority of whom are from Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The number of unaccompanied Central American girls caught at the Southwest border has rapidly outpaced the number boys, according to a July Pew Research study.
Through May, the number of unaccompanied girls younger than 18 caught at the US-Mexico border increased by 77 percent.
But while many of these girls are fleeing their homes because of fears of being sexually assaulted, according to the UNHCR, they are still meeting that same fate on their journey to freedom.
Rape can be perpetrated by anyone along the way, including guides, fellow migrants, bandits or government officials, according to Fusion. Sometimes sex is used as a form of payment, when women and girls don’t have money to pay bribes.
The assaults are so common that many women and girls take contraceptives beforehand as preventative measures.
What’s particularly disconcerting is that the fact that these figures may not even represent the full grim picture.
Hmmm…it would appear that the sexual assault of women and girls who make their way to our southern border is much worse than President Trump revealed.
What do you think? Should the media be “fact checking” all of President Trump’s statements with the same level of eagerness, or just the ones that suit the Democrat Party’s narrative? We’d love to hear your thoughts below in our comments section.