He then firmly debunked it.
During an appearance on “CNN Tonight,” Dale began by dismantling some of the claims that Trump made at his rally in Sanford, Florida, about Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The president “basically seems determined to run against a version” of Biden “that doesn’t actually exist,” Dale said.
Anchor Don Lemon then aired footage of Trump at the rally claiming that his 2016 campaign promise of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border was almost complete ― and that Mexico was paying for its construction.
“Oh my God, I can do the fact-check on this one,” an incredulous Lemon said. “And those people — they believe him!”
Dale agreed, saying, “A lot of it is replacement fence.”
“More importantly, tonight, Mexico is not paying for the wall,” the fact-checker said. “American taxpayers are paying for the wall both from congressionally appropriated money and money that Trump has basically seized from other stuff, like the military.”
“This is the lie that won’t die,” Dale concluded. “It goes dormant for a while, then it seems like around election time it magically returns. And no, Mexico is still not paying for the border wall.”
Check out the segment here:
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