Hollywood Tears Down Trump's Border Wall Oval Office Address
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While the president did not declare a national emergency, he did continue the White House's inaccurate rhetoric on the dangers of illegal immigrants.

The greatest fear of many Americans did not occur when President Trump addressed the nation on Tuesday night to talk about border security, the government shutdown and his coveted wall, but his speech still left many in Hollywood angry.

Trump spoke for approximately ten minutes wherein he continued the White House's rhetoric against illegal immigrants and blamed the Democrats for the ongoing government shutdown.

Calling it a humanitarian crisis, Trump cited "thousands of deaths" at the hands of criminal gangs and "vast quantities" of drugs streaming across the southern border. Several websites and news outlets, including Fox News, did some quick fact-checking on Trump's claims and found many falsehoods among them.

Shepard Smith of Fox News immediately jumped on the air to debunk some of the president's claims. Trump said that Americans are being "horribly victimized" by immigrants, to which Shepard countered, "The government’s statistics show that there is less violent crime by the undocumented immigrant population than by the general population."

As for his claims of mass quantities of drugs crossing the border, Shepard said, "Government statistics show much of the heroin actually comes not over the unguarded border but through ports of call."

He also countered the president by pointing out that the number of undocumented immigrants crossing the border has been steadily decreasing over the last decade and "the government reports that there is more outward traffic than inward traffic."

And then, it was revealed that Trump had sent out emails to his supporters shortly before his address asking them for donations to help fund border security, as reported by Vox, which further muddied the waters.

All of this only further fueled the vitriol coming from Hollywood, which continues to fly unabated across the country and into the White House so Trump can grind it up and turn it into Twitter fuel for his next tweetstorm.

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