WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on migrant child deaths

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on migrant child deaths

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump twisted circumstances behind the deaths of two migrant Guatemalan children to insulate his administration from any blame, contending without justification that they were in dire health before they reached the border.

The children cleared initial U.S. health screenings and one of them was in the U.S. for five days before suddenly showing signs of illness.

His tweets on the deaths in U.S. custody of a 7-year-old girl and an 8-year old boy were his first words on the subject and came with no expression of remorse for what happened.

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