Beto O'Rourke peddles false claim that Trump called asylum-seekers 'animals'
Added 05-22-19 02:29:01am EST - “Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a candidate for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, used a televised town hall event Tuesday night to spread the debunked claim that President Trump called asylum seekers? "animals."” - Foxnews.com
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Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a candidate for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, used a televised town hall event Tuesday night to spread the debunked claim that President Trump called asylum-seekers “animals."
The remarks from the former congressman from El Paso, Texas, came in response to the first question during the CNN event, which took place in Des Moines, Iowa, capital of the state where the first caucuses of next year's election season will be held.
Sarah Duncan, a research associate from the political organization Vote Smart, asked O'Rourke how he planned to "restore global trust in American leadership."
Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas speaks in Las Vegas on April 27. (Associated Press)
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