Immediately following Trump's approximately 10 minute speech, Smith broke down a "number of claims" that were deliberately misleading. The "Abolish ICE" movement has gained currency in numerous NY social circles she now represents in the House and on social media. Kimmel quipped. "That's either a hall or the White House morgue, I'm not sure".
One CNN chyron read: "Trump: 90% of heroin comes across the Southern border". However, we sharply disagree with the president about the most effective way to do it.
"Just because you say it's a crisis doesn't necessarily make it one", ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega said following the president's address.
Following Tuesday night's coverage, the liberal watchdog organization Media Matters for America said the network fact-checking was ineffective.
For network executives, tradition and news judgment - the simple idea that this is "a presidential address from the Oval Office" - outweighed concerns about the content.
Trump's narrative about the southern border "really is fiction. Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security", he said.
"The networks, I hope, yesterday struggled with the decision to put this on, because he consistently hasn't told the truth".
The networks that carried the address began to debate whether they should air Trump's speech shortly after the president announced his intention to deliver an addresson Twitter on Monday afternoon.
We all know it, late night comedians like Jimmy Kimmel think that conservative viewers of their programs don't exist while further using conservative legislators as comedic punching bags. That sets a precedent that may be tough for them to back away from in future events, he said. "President Trump, you want to talk about crises?" said Sanders. Fox News fact-checked his claims about immigration and drugs that he made during the address. The two Democrats were also stymied by peculiar production decisions; hemmed in side-by-side behind a narrow podium in the U.S. Capitol building, the two veteran politicians looked like a Grant Wood painting come to life, "American Gothic" wrapped up in the stars and stripes.