Fox host repeats Trump's lie that disease-ridden terrorists are coming over the border

Fox host repeats Trump's lie that disease-ridden terrorists are coming over the border

The Department of Homeland Security has previously found no evidence to support these claims

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From the December 11 edition of Fox News' The Five:

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JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): [Trump] undoes his talking points, Jesse. And when he talks about --

JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): I don't see that.

WILLIAMS: "Oh well you know, people with disease are coming through, terrorists are coming through," all of it proven wrong and yet he's sitting there spouting it.

GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): Was it proven wrong?

WATTERS: The Department of Homeland Security has verified those things so Juan, I don't know what you're talking about.

WILLIAMS: No they did not. State Department and Homeland Security say no evidence that any terrorists have come across that southern border and the drugs that you often cite --

WATTERS: There are terrorist related people that have crossed the southern border.

WILLIAMS: Never, zero.

WATTERS: And Tijuana has said there are diseases down there with the caravan.

WILLIAMS: That's ridiculous. You are just spread --

WATTERS: I'm not demonizing them Juan, that's just a fact.

WILLIAMS: I'll tell you what, we're not spreading disease we're spreading falsehoods.

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Most drugs come through legal ports of entry.

WATTERS: Well you would know Juan, because you should like you're high right now.

Related:

The Daily Beast: Trump Administration Won't Back Up President's Terror Claim

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