WaPo Gives Ocasio-Cortez Three Pinocchios for ‘Misleading’ Claims About Trump, Opioid Crisis

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The Washington Post‘s fact checker gave Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) “Three Pinocchios” for her “misleading” claims about President Donald Trump’s use of federal funds to address the nation’s opioid crisis.

“Amount President Trump has transferred from other agencies to fund his ‘Build the Wall’ Emergency: $10s of millions, & has identified billions more. Amount he’s transferred to address the Opioid National Emergency: $0,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet last week.

The freshman congresswoman’s comments came in response to a C-SPAN tweet, which included a video of her questioning James W. Carroll, the White House’s director of drug policy.

“So, we’ve got two emergencies, one is treated with an actual action and the other is just to raise awareness,” Ocasio-Cortez was quoted as saying in the C-SPAN tweet.


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