This statement reflects earlier those from Mr Trump: unwarranted warnings that "unknown sources" have infiltrated a migrant caravan and that terrorists are pounding across the southern border.
Nowhere in the White House terrorism policy released in October was the threat of terrorists penetrating the southwestern border of the country. The State Department, in a September report, said there was "no credible evidence" that terrorist groups sent operational officers to enter the United States via Mexico.
The Department of Homeland Security did not respond to requests for evidence for Mr. Trump's demands. The Washington researcher's report, like most of his predecessors over the past decade, did not include any photographic evidence of the prayer rugs in question and was largely based on rumors.
Later that year, Former Colonel Republican Tom Tankredo told CBS that during a visit to the Arizona border, "we found copies of the Qur'an, we found prayer carpets we found. many things written in Arabic so that not only people from Mexico are crossing this border. "
In 2014, David Dewhurst, the then Texas lieutenant, referred to praying carpets found" from Texas at the border in Politifact Texas appreciated his claim to "Pants in Fire" and noted that he could only find one photo of supposed prayer, which is presented by the conservative Breitbart news center.
This picture, said eight scholars and religious figures, did not look like a prayer rug and seems to have been removed from the current version of Brightbart. (Maybe, Gawker suggested, the picture was actually an Adidas football shirt.)