MSNBC Uses Obama-Era Video to Claim Trump Denies Water to Illegals
Following the lead of MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell from Friday night, host Joy Reid on both Saturday and Sunday cited video dating back to the Barack Obama era as evidence that, under President Donald Trump, the U.S. Border Patrol destroys water supplies left in the desert for illegal immigrants, thus putting them at greater risk of dehydration.
On Saturday's AM Joy, during a discussion on now disputed reports that a seven-year-old girl was suffering from dehydration when she died recently in Border Patrol custody, host Reid brought up the issue of Border agents disposing of water.
Here's Reid: "One of the issues was dehydration. We're going to show you some video ... but there is video of Border Patrol agents dumping water on the ground -- water that was meant to be left for migrants. This is from a Tucson-based aid group."
Speaking with Democratic Senators Mazie Hirono and Jeff Merkley, Reid posed: "What do you know about whether water is being provided to migrants when they are picked up near the border?"
As the chyron was shown on screen, the time stamp of the video showing that it was recorded in 2011 was initially obscured, although, when it was repeated a bit later, the date was very briefly visible.