President Trump charged Monday that news outlets were misleading Americans by sharing videos of migrants scaling segments of the fence along the U.S. southern border before it was updated with concertina wire as an extra deterrent.
"The Fake News is showing old footage of people climbing over our Ocean Area Fence," Trump tweeted Monday. "This is what it really looks like - no climbers anymore under our Administration!"
The Fake News is showing old footage of people climbing over our Ocean Area Fence. This is what it really looks like - no climbers anymore under our Administration! pic.twitter.com/CD4ltRePML— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2018
Trump has come under fire for sending troops to the southern border but the media fail to mention that the past two presidents have done the same thing.
A Homeland Security official told the Washington Examiner the image was taken at Imperial Beach, Calif., the southern-most city in the state. The concertina wire was put in place in two installments, on Nov. 13 and Nov. 16.
The wire was added after the first wave of migrants traveling with the Central American caravan last week began arriving at the U.S. border. News outlets, including Fox 5 San Diego, broadcast recordings of some members of the group ascending the bollard fence from the Tijuana side and sitting on top of the structure. The Fox News affiliate first published its story at 5 p.m. on Nov. 13.