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.
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.
USDA: What is SNAP Fraud?