ABC, CBS, NBC: Fact Check Trump’s “Border Security” Speech
ABC, CBS and NBC have all agreed to halt their programming this evening to air a speech from President Trump on “border security”.
The president routinely lies to and misleads the public. He has a long record of racist comments and inhumane policies directed toward immigrants. He regularly attacks and ridicules the work of journalists who try to hold him accountable.
Trump cannot be trusted to tell the truth — which means it’s up to news networks to hold him accountable.
Join us in calling on these broadcasters to:
- Fact check Trump’s statements in real time, on-screen.
- Cut away if the speech fails to provide critical information on border security. Do not air xenophobic propaganda.
- Provide sufficient airtime for context before and after Trump’s speech from independent experts on immigration and security — not just from pundits critiquing the president’s performance.
- Include diverse voices, especially those of Central American immigrants, in your coverage.