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Trump recycles old right-wing talking points, claims ‘prayer rugs’ were found at the border

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In what was likely an attempt to distract from Thursday night’s bombshell report from Buzzfeed News that revealed President Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, Trump tweeted out a quote from a days-old article in the conservative Washington Examiner that continues to fear monger about the immigrants who cross the southern border.

The Examiner article quotes a rancher on the U.S.-Mexico border who claims he’s “found prayer rugs out here. It’s unreal.” The source is not named, and provides no evidence of his claim.

“People coming across the Southern Border from many countries, some of which would be a big surprise,” Trump added in his tweet.

Border rancher: “We’ve found........

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