FOX News Embedded Reporter In Refugee Caravan Disputes President’s Claims

William La Jeunesse reports from Mexico (Fox News/screen grab)

FOX NEWS reporter William LaJeunesse who is an embedded in the midst of the refugee caravan is disputing the republican President Donald J. Trump’s claims that this caravan of refugees fleeing the violence in Honduras by heading towards the US -Mexican border via Guatemala are comprised of ‘bad peoples.’

On October 23, 2018, of Raw Story penned the following report, “Fox News embedded reporter burns Trump on caravan criminals: ‘Most are driven by poverty and a better life.” 

Excerpts:

“Fox News reporter embedded with a caravan of migrants in Central America on Tuesday (10/23/18) knocked down President Donald Trump’s claim that most of them were “bad people.”

“Reporting from Tapachula, Mexico, Fox News’ William La Jeunesse told host Sandra Smith that the president had been wrong about the people traveling with the caravan.”

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“A senior counterterrorism official tells me, when I asked about this tweet from , “we do not see any evidence that ISIS or other Sunni terrorist groups are trying to infiltrate the southern U.S. border.”

Conceding the possibility that there may be a handful of criminals within this crowd of refugees, that’s for the US border law enforcement to ferret them out which they are than capable of doing, but according to all those on the ground who are interviewing these refugees, the US republican President has NO basis on which to continue his claims of a caravan of thousands of criminals with some middle east insurgents mixed in, heading towards to the USA so that they can vote for democrats. These are all lies.

The president is using these lies about the caravan of refugees to scare/ put fear into his voters to get them out to vote and yes, this tactic is working.

33 comments

  1. You mean there is someone within Fox News who is willing to put the truth before Donald Trump? Amazing! We all knew these were mostly innocent people simply seeking an opportunity to escape the violence and give their children a better life. Trump undoubtedly knows it too, but fear-mongering has paid off for him in the past, and is paying off again, for his approval ratings are on the rise, and according the FiveThirtyEight’s aggregate polls, are higher than they have been since the first 2 months of his tenure. So now the truth is out, but what will his supporters choose to believe? I think we all know. Sigh.
    Hugs.

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    • Dear Jill,

      This is frightening that he is managing to move the needle on his approval numbers while successfully lying out rightly to motivate his supporters to get out and vote. And it’s working.

      Dems can’t sit back or get discouraged. I am so hoping that Dems show up at the polls.

      I am finally seeing Dem Ads pushing healthcare issues, etc.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • That tells you just how much hate is out there towards minorities fueled by trump to his cult in an ever increasing circle. The Fox News man will probably be pulled from the “field” for fake news and be discredited by trump or the powers that be at Fox

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      • Dear Mary Plumbago,

        He is now using the racist bull horn. First he says he knows that he is not supposed to say the word “nationalist,” but then he goes full throttle shouting out that he’s a Nationalist.

        He has figured out that he can’t win without lighting the fire of his base by scaring them by referring to immigrants as criminals, jihadists, and catering to his folks’ racist leanings. Every word out of his mouth is a lie, with decisive undertones designed to cater to the worst angels in his supporters. But what’s frightening is that he has been having success with this rhetoric.

        Hugs, Gronda

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  2. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    I did not intend to publish an afternoon post today, but when I read this one by Gronda, I thought this information too relevant, too necessary to simply ignore. We need to spread this word, to let people know the TRUTH! Thank you, Gronda, for this timely and valuable information, and for your kind permission to share with my readers.

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  3. Gronda, will the Trump Cult listen to one’s of its own sources? As former Trump economic advisor Gary Cohn called Trump, “He is a professional liar.”

    But, all of this matters not to the cult. It is not really a base – it is a cult who believes this man who deceives and bullied was ordained by God. Keith

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    • Dear Keith,

      His followers have taken on the veneer of a cult. When one was interviewed, he said he believes whatever President Trump says, no matter what. Of course this thinking is reflective of what one observes with cult followers.

      His lies are so obvious and easily proven to be false, that you would think a little doubt would sip into their noggins. But a cult follower will just tune out what he/ she doesn’t want to hear.

      Hugs, gronda

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    • Gronda, Reuters just reported that Trunp said “he had no proof,” which is unusual for him to admit. But, his mea culpa did not last long as he said he “might in the future.” Again, I encourage everyone to start from the baseline of not believing a word he says or tweets. The odds are well in your favor. Keith

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      • PS – The Toronto Star DC bureau chief reported on PBS Newshour tonight that they have tracked 2,915 lies by President Trump, an average of four a day. He noted his lying rate has increased each month. He also uses the term lies when it is confirmed. He said reporters should call them lies not just untruths. He used Trump’s migrant caravan lies as key examples.

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    • Dear Stuartbramhall,

      Thanks for sharing with your readers that even a FOX TV embedded news reporter disagrees with the lies being proclaimed by President Trump about the refugee caravan via your reblog.

      I so appreciate your support with this.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  4. Hello Gronda. What amazed me is that along the path taken by this mass of people trying to find a place away from violence and sexual assault , even death, is the generosity of the people they meet on the way. I have read of merchants giving food and water, of regular people going about their lives giving sums of money to help these people. By our standards it may not seem like a lot but when you look at the incomes and what these people have, they are willing to share with these people , mostly woman with children. It puts to shame the anger and hate coming from the USA. It really shows the horrible nature of the president who vilifies these refuges and while saying the most hateful things uses them to stir up his base cult members and their fears. I have said before if you have no chance of living where you are you will face anything to move to safety. One woman who had her child taken from her at the border was asked if she regretted coming to the US. She replied her child was marked for death as was she where they were. She would lose the child at home, and now will lose the child here. The difference was here the child would be alive. I cried a lot hearing that. How can we not see the real solution is to band with other countries to fix the problems causing the people to flee. It is not caging kids and jailing adults here. It is to make it so they don’t need to flee. The truth is the policies the US took in those countries caused much of the problem today. We have a moral duty to fix our screw up. Hugs

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    • Great point. Reading the book “Fear,” by Bob Woodward, one of the comments made by a senior Trump Advisor focuses on Trump’s lack of empathy. He views everything as transactional.

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    • Dear Scottie,

      This is a heartbreaking situation. These peoples are fleeing violence and horrible conditions to where the president taking advantage of their plight for political advantage with his base instead of getting to the heart of the problem, which is helping Honduras to become a safer and a more prosperous country, isn’t even a consideration.

      We are partly at fault for creating the untenable conditions in Central American countries like Honduras.

      Like you, i admire the compassion and generosity of the Mexican peoples who are helping these refugees.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • Dear David Prosser,

      The problem is that just about every word he utters is a lie. He floods the universe with his lies. And he gets away with it, because it is hard to fight this tactic when he is the one with the bully pulpit. All of this is exacerbated because his own won’t take him on. So that a FOX news person had a bit of courage to step up and speak the truth, is a welcome help.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • Dear Mary Plumbago,

      VP pence’s butt is on the line too and so of course, he’s going to jump on the lying presidential wagon, by playing his sick, evil game.

      Morality, decency, doing what’s right, have been thrown to the sidelines to be thrashed.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • I pulled this off Facebook from something shared by a friend. The writer is a former senior minister and a theological historian. His words are powerful.

        “At Auschwitz-Birkenau on a leaden, near-frigid, windy day. Back in our hotel room this evening, it is nearly impossible to know how to process all of what we have seen and learned. Theologically, I’m stymied. Historically, overwhelmed. Emotionally, benumbed. I will have to make my way down each of those roads eventually – to figure out what I believe, what I can know, what I feel – but I’m not ready, not yet. The only avenue I have right now for processing this experience is the political one. A point made by our extraordinary guide, Tomas Cebulski, really got my attention. In every case of genocide and other social catastrophe, he said, the earliest symptom is verbal humiliation. Only after that first break with civility is made, can perpetrators move on to later stages: physical humiliation, imprisonment, torture, death. Also, once that first boundary has been crossed, it is very difficult – nearly impossible – to turn back. Verbal humiliation. As in “horseface.” As in “shithole countries.” As in “Crooked Hillary.” As in “losers.” I am not suggesting that our current President is genocidal, though he is demonstrably racist and self-admittedly nationalist. But with his constant flow of verbal humiliation of everyone who opposes or questions him, as well as of huge swaths of humanity (immigrants, Muslims, journalists, etc.), he is rending the social fabric in a way that will make it more possible for his successor demagogues to carry out acts that seem unimaginable to us today, just as the Holocaust was unimaginable to Europeans in the 1930s . . . just as the Armenian genocide was unimaginable to the people of Anatolia in the late 19th century. We may be labelled as alarmist, as over-reactive, as bleeding hearts, but we must still say, “It CAN happen here.” And it begins with a pathetic, little man, possessed of great power, who whips up crowds with the art of insult. Every humiliating word, every abusive rant takes us one step closer to abyss. As I said, my only way of processing this day is politically . . . by resisting that same little man and his toxic vision.

        It was beginning to rain when we left the camps. As we drove away, I could not help but remember that two weeks from today, Americans will cast ballots about what kind of country we will be. Will we applaud our President for his hateful audacity or will we say, “No, we choose a better way to deal with our differences, to solve our problems, to live our lives?” This election is about many issues, to be sure. But at its heart it is at least about that.”

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        • Dear Mary Plumbago,

          I agree 100%. I have been convinced that we are at the beginning stages of a fascist government.

          In January 2017 this image of 14 early signs of Fascism, which hangs in the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, went viral for good reason.”

          Here’s the list:

          Powerful and continuing nationalism
          Disdain for human rights
          Identification of enemies as a unifying cause
          Supremacy of the military
          Rampant sexism
          Controlled mass media
          Obsession with national security
          Religion and government intertwined
          Corporate power protected
          Labor [sic] power suppressed
          Disdain for intellectuals & the arts
          Obsession with crime & punishment
          Rampant cronyism & corruption
          Fraudulent elections

          Hugs, Gronda

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    • Dear Dweezer19,

      Cult followers don’t think for themselves which means that no logic will penetrate their armor of denial. I place President Trump’s followers in this category.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • Dear Suzanne,

      There is nothing like the truth. Yet, the president wants to use these poor refugees fleeing for heir lives as a foil to cater to his anti-immigration base of voters.and for this reblog.

      Thanks a million times over for all your support.

      Hugs, Gronda

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