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Immigration / Migrant Caravan / Trump's Truth / Ramos Report / A Discussion #1131478

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at Claims by President Trump with no proof of anything introduced. [About immigration, TRUMP - says there is no proof of anything.] A State Department report on the absence of terrorism groups in Mexico quoted. The lack of evidence there are terrorists with the migrant caravan from Honduras noted. Trump tweet yesterday about the caravan with Middle Easterners in it quoted. [In response to CNN's Jim Acosta's question, TRUMP - says he has good information about who is in the caravan; states Border Parol says they have intercepted many people from the Middle East.] [Vice President Mike PENCE - says the caravan was financed by Venezuela.] How Trump's claims are unsupported explained. [PENCE - says we intercept 10 terrorists a day at the southern borders.] The correction to Pence's statement noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) Trump's post-truth world with Trump & Pence telling tales with no evidence with a vague Homeland Security tweet quoted, the racially loaded, demonizing comments about "Middle Easterners" while calling himself a nationalist discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Univision anchor reporter Jorge Ramos about Trump & the caravan. [With the caravan, RAMOS - says Trump just wanted to create fear about the migrants with no Middle Easterners here, just people seeing poverty: they are refugees, not financed criminals; explains why the people from Central America are here: they had no hope where they came from.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former Trump official Marc Short & Amanda Carpenter about Trump & immigration. [CARPENTER - offers views on Trump's reaction to the photos from Central America: there is a crisis. how he got elected because of immigration concerns & Republicans have a good case to make about the issue rather than making "unforced errors".] [SHORT - offers views on how Trump is best to make the border secure, how we need to get votes to fix the problem.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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