Donald Trump said this weekend that Hillary Clinton would allow 650 million immigrants to come into the country. *Long sigh*
He said that Clinton “wants to let people just pour in. You could have 650 million people pour in and we do nothing about it. Think of it. That’s what could happen. You triple the size of our country in one week.”
I believe this makes Trump either a liar or an idiot, because this may be the stupidest or at least the most easily fact-check-able thing he’s ever said.
And of course it did get fact-checked. Politifact wasted no time giving the claim its lying-est rating, “Pants on Fire.”
Trump’s number of 650 million people is about 1/11th of the world’s population. It would be akin to allowing virtually every single person in the North and South American continents to live in America.
And not only did Trump say Clinton would bring in this impossible number of people, he said Clinton would do it in ONE WEEK. Politifact did the math and noted that such a population increase would be the equivalent of adding the entire population of the city of Los Angeles every hour for seven days straight. It’s literally impossible, and very, very stupid.
Yet somehow Trump is continuing to gain on Clinton in this last week before the election. WTF America??