President Trump used an address Monday to the American Farm Bureau convention to share gory details about violence against women at America’s border with Mexico
Children as young as eight were in attendance waiting for President Trump to speak in New Orleans, as noted by @LaFarmBureau’s Twitter account.
— Farmers for Free Trade (@FarmersForTrade) January 14, 2019
Speaking in New Orleans, Trump told the audience: “Women and children are being ruthlessly exploited at our southern border by vicious coyotes. Who would think of this? Human traffickers. Now when you hear the words ‘human traffickers,’ you think about a thousand years ago, two thousand years ago. You wouldn’t think. It’s worse today in the world, it’s a world problem than it’s ever been. And the reason it’s worse is because of the internet, They target young women. They target young children. The internet. and they come in through our southern border into our country.”
He continued: “And they’ll have women taped, their mouths with duct tape, with electrical tape. They tape their face, their hair, their hands behind their back, their legs. They put ’em in the back seat of cars and vans, and they don’t come in through your port of entry. Cuz you’d see them, you couldn’t do that. They come in through our border where we don’t have any barriers or wall.
Trump, speaking to a farmers group, details kidnapping in disturbing detail: "They have women taped, their mouths with duct tape. With electrical tape. They tape their face, their hair, their hands behind their back, their legs. They put them in the back seat of cars and vans." pic.twitter.com/5ElY3X5UOo
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 14, 2019
Trump told a nearly identical account on Thursday when he held a roundtable discussion on border security and immigration at the US Border Patrol McAllen Station in Texas.
The president claimed that a border barrier was necessary to stop the flow of women packed into vans with “electrical tape” over their mouths.
“They drive, they just go where there’s no security,” Trump said. “They just make a left into the United States and they come in and they have women tied up, they have tape over their mouths, electrical tape, usually blue tape as they call it. It’s powerful stuff. Not good. And, they have three, four, five of them in vans or three of them in back seats of cars and they just drive right in.”
“If we had that barrier, they wouldn’t be able to make that turn, they wouldn’t even bother trying,” he added.
TRUMP: "They drive, they just go where there's no security, fencing or walls of any kind, they just make a left into US & they come in and they have women tied up, they have tape over their mouths, electrical tape. Powerful stuff. Not good."
Fox News quickly cuts away. pic.twitter.com/EOrVuSRHrB
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 10, 2019