Former Sen. Rick Santorum made an appearance on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time on Monday night with a claim that was immediately dismissed by hosts Chris Cuomo and Van Jones.
Santorum said that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer had said President Trump wasn’t going to get a single dollar for any new wall constructed on the southern border.
To which CNN’s Chris Cuomo replied, “That’s not what they’re saying.”
Santorum insisted, “You think that’s a reasonable negotiation position?”
Jones echoed Cuomo: “Hey, that’s – that’s not what they’re saying.”
Cuomo reiterated, “That’s not what they’re saying.”
Santorum stuck to his guns: “They are saying that.”
Cuomo, stuck in place: “That’s not what they’re saying.”
However, Cuomo and Jones are wrong, As Newsbusters reports, even CNN’s own Jake Tapper has acknowledged: “I know that Speaker Pelosi had said, ‘We didn’t want to give even more than one dollar to the border wall.”
In another segment a reporter says to Pelosi, “In this situation, would you accept even a dollar of wall funding for this president in order to reopen the government?” to which Pelosi answered, “A dollar? A dollar? One? One dollar? Yeah, one dollar.”
There’s also Chuck Schumer who said on the floor of the Senate, “It will never pass the Senate. Not today. Not next week. Not next year … If you wanna open the government, you must abandon the wall.”
Let’s not forget that Pelosi also said. “We’re not doing a wall. Does anybody have any doubt that we’re not doing a wall? So that’s that.” Asked if she was worried about backlash, Pelosi answered, “No, it has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the wall is an immorality between countries. It’s an old way of thinking.”
All this you can see in the video below:
Rep. Steve Scalise on Sunday appeared on ABC’s This Week with host George Stephanopoulos and stated, “Clearly, you’ve seen a number of offers put on the table by President Trump to try to resolve this issue. Not one single time, George, has Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer put a counteroffer on the table except a dollar. Nancy Pelosi said a dollar. That’s not serious, we all know that. It’s time for them to come to the table.”
So will CNN’s Chris Coumo and Van Jones correct their statements?
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