Fox's Jesse Watters praises Trump administration's food stamp cuts, incorrectly cites SNAP fraud as major problem

Fox's Jesse Watters praises Trump administration's food stamp cuts, incorrectly cites SNAP fraud as major problem

USDA: SNAP fraud has consistently fallen since 1993

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From the February 13 edition of Fox News' The Five:

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DANA PERINO (CO-HOST):  I'm not against this idea of sending really good nutritious foods directly to the home and then the remaining money is on an EBT card. 

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JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): It’s Amazon Prime for food stamps. I think it’s a great idea. Right now food stamps skyrocketed under President Obama and under President Trump they’re coming down. That’s a good thing, you don’t want to be dependent on government but you want to do it with heart. So right now the program costs about $70 billion and I think the poverty line where you qualify is about family of 3, $26,000 a year. And you’re going to get about $125 a month. That’s great. So it’s not a racial thing either, most of the people that get food stamps are white. Food stamp fraud is pretty bad. And I have a whole list here of people ripping off the federal government for 3, 4, 5 million dollars.

Related:

USDA: What is SNAP Fraud?

Time Magazine: Donald Trump Railed About a 'Food Stamp Crime Wave' in 2011. Now He Wants to Cut SNAP

Previously:

The right-wing roots of Trump’s "Blue Apron" SNAP attack

Jesse Watters: "The able-bodied" on food stamps should work for it by building the border wall

Fox's Shameless Misrepresentation Of SNAP Recipients

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Economy, Food Insecurity
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Fox News Channel
Person
Jesse Watters, Dana Perino, Greg Gutfeld
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The Five
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Economy
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