President Trump called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday a liar and alleged that she had made up a story about women who were forced to drink toilet water in prisons of border regions for immigration detention.
& # 39; To let Ocasio say they drink from toilets? She made that up, okay? & # 39; Trump told reporters about the south of the White House.
& # 39; That's a fake story. She made it up. & # 39;
The president also defended the customs and border protection officers who operated the facilities.
& # 39; I have been to ICE and have been with border patrols a lot, & # 39; he said. & # 39; They love those people who cross the border. They love them and I have seen it. They love them. & # 39;
Ocasio-Cortez led to national outrage this month when she claimed that a woman in a shelter in El Paso claimed that guards had let her drink from a toilet. When a reporter asked her when she left one of the facilities if she had personally witnessed it, she rolled up her car window and a driver sent her away.
Donald Trump said on Friday that Alexandria was lying to Ocasio-Cortez when she told a gripping story about a migrant woman who was told to drink from a toilet in a closed center
The 29-year-old Congressman from New York claimed this month that guards in prisoners let women drink water from toilets; she has misunderstood a prisoner's referral to a common toilet-sink combination device
An author said in a tweet on Friday that Ocasio-Cortez had misunderstood the woman and quoted a CBP agent in his explanation.
& # 39; El Paso agent told me yesterday that he was there to see the migrant talk to AOC. agent said when AOC asked "where do you drink water?" The migrant said "a el baño" which means toilet, but that's what they all call the thing that combines a toilet with a water fountain on top, & # 39; Eddie Scarry tweeted.
DailyMail.com published this month a photo of a combination toilet / sink fixture from a detention center in Arizona that, according to a CBP source, was identical to that in El Paso. It contains a sink above the chest of drawers. It was marked as & # 39; potable water & # 39; in english and spanish.
A customs and border police officer later released a video tour through a facility and showed how the device works; he also showed drinking water coolers that were available.
Ocasio-Cortez was aired in Texas on July 1: & # 39; There is abuse in these facilities & # 39 ;.
& # 39; They knew that a congress visit was coming. This was CBP on their best behavior. Tell people to drink from the toilet, & she said.
Ocasio-Cortez said she had herself and prisoners in a cell & # 39; forced & # 39; and one woman said that her officers & # 39; psychological warfare & # 39; and that the agents often & # 39; whores & # 39; called.
Fuming: AOC describes the conditions in a detention center for migrants to members of the media after 15 members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have gathered to visit the facilities of the Border Patrol and detention camps for migrants; She rolled up her window and walked away when a reporter asked her if she had seen someone drinking from a toilet
The 29-year-old congressman insisted that officers laugh at migrants drinking from toilets.
A CBP official told DailyMail.com this month that the sanitary facilities at the locations where Ocasio-Cortez has been are standard prison equipment with sinks that deliver safe drinking water attached to toilets in a single unit.
& # 39; Of course, that's what we have & # 39 ;, the official said. & # 39; Nobody drinks toilet water. They drink drinkable water from the sink on the toilet. It is what you would find in every municipal prison in the United States. & # 39;
Ocasio-Cortez later confirmed on Twitter that & # 39;