'Manu' On Fire: France's Macron Tears Into Teen Who Calls Him By Nickname

'Manu' On Fire: France's Macron Tears Into Teen Who Calls Him By Nickname

While French President, Emmanuel Macron, took selfies with some members of the crowd, he scolded one teen at the Mont Valerien National Memorial in Suresnes.In a video posted to Twitter Monday, the president of France tore into a teenager who called him ‘Manu,’ is a common nickname for Emmanuel in French, during an event at a World War II memorial.

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'Manu' On Fire: France's Macron Tears Into Teen Who Calls Him By Nickname

​<font color="#000000">Watch this MSNBC host slam the Trump administration's attempt to exaggerate claims of asylum fraud at the border</font>

​<font color="#000000">Watch this MSNBC host slam the Trump administration's attempt to exaggerate claims of asylum fraud at the border</font>

STEPHANIE RUHLE (HOST): ​​DHS Secretary Kirst​j​en Nielsen, we’ve been saying her name a lot these days. She’s justifying family separation by saying there​ i​s a huge jump in smugglers and gang members using kids unrelated to them to try to get inside the U.S. But​ Ms. Nielsen,​ I hope you’re watching​.​ For fact’s sake, you need to know ​some ​context. Here is specifically what ​S​ecretary Nielsen said at yesterday’s ​W​hite ​H​ouse briefing.

​KIRSTJEN NIELSEN (SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY): In the last five months we’ve had​ a​ 314​ percent​ increase in adults and children arriving at the border fraudulently claiming to be a family unit.

​RUHLE: Come on, now. The Washington ​P​ost points out this is actually a ​teeny ​tiny fraction of the families apprehended during that time period. ​Listen up. ​In​ fiscal year​ 2017​,​ there were 46 cases where people falsely claimed the children they were​ travelling​ with were​ actually​ theirs. In the first five months of fiscal year 2018, there was 191 of these cases​,​ which is ​in fact ​an increase of 315​ percent​. Those numbers sound big, right?

But here’s where the context couldn’t be more important. In the first five months of this fiscal year, more than 31,000 families were a​pprehended at the border. ​So if we know 191 of them were fraudulent, that​ i​s less than 1​ percent​. To put it another way, for every 1,000 families who are approached at the border at that time, only 6 involved are pretending to be a child’s parent. That is 6 out of 1,000. ​Six​ out of 1,000. It’s like saying all homeless people must be drunks or broken out of an insane asylum. It’s absurd.​

Related:

WashPost: How to mislead with statistics, DHS Secretary Nielsen edition

Previously:

Myths and facts: Trump’s separation of families and detention of children at the U.S.-Mexico border

On Fox, ICE director defends tearing asylum-seeking families apart using a misleading statistic on human smuggling

Fox & Friends host: “You can’t even really blame an administration” for policy under Trump of separating parents from children at the border

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​<font color="#000000">Watch this MSNBC host slam the Trump administration's attempt to exaggerate claims of asylum fraud at the border</font>

Yes, The Trump Administration Does Have A Policy That Separates Migrant Families

Yes, The Trump Administration Does Have A Policy That Separates Migrant Families

The Trump administration says it does not have a policy of family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the administration has selected and is now defending a course of action, which by definition, is a policy.


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Yes, The Trump Administration Does Have A Policy That Separates Migrant Families

Trump Administration Defends Policy That Separates Parents And Children At The Border

Trump Administration Defends Policy That Separates Parents And Children At The Border

Fallout continues over the Trump administration’s policy that separates parents and their children at the U.S.-Mexico border. High-level cabinet members are forcefully defending the administration’s actions.


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Trump Administration Defends Policy That Separates Parents And Children At The Border