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Friday, June 23, 2023
FAKE NEWS: WND Calls Importing Fentanyl A 'Biden Policy'
Topic: WorldNetDaily

The headline of an April 25 WorldNetDaily article by Bob Unruh stated "9 in 10 Americans oppose this deadly Biden policy!" He wrote:

Nearly nine in 10 Americans oppose a policy of the Biden administration that is so lethal that it results in one dead American every seven minutes.

That's from a new polling from Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group, which contacted more than 1,000 likely general election voters from April 11-14.

It found that 87.5% of voters say "they are concerned about the large quantity of fentanyl and other illegal drugs being brought across the southern U.S. border."

That's right -- Unruh is calling fentanyl coming into the U.S. a "Biden policy." What's his proof of this? Nothing but right-wing anti-immigration talking points:

While drugs long have been pushed onto American victims across the Mexican border, it was Biden, on taking office, who destroyed virtually every facet of the carefully constructed border security plan installed by President Trump.

His moves, like the cancellation of already contracted border wall construction, also sent the message to millions of migrants that the American society – and all of its financial benefits – were available for the taking.

Along with the surge of millions of illegal aliens who immediately took aim at the U.S. were drug dealers who by now have shipped tons of deadly chemicals into the U.S.

Among those is fentanyl.

Here in the real world, fentanyl smuggling has been steadily increasing over the past decade -- including under the Trump administration, which undermines Unruh's claim that Trump had a "carefully constructed border security plan" -- and much of that smuggling is being done by U.S. citizens, not illegal immigrants.

In other words, Unruh is lying -- he has no proof of a declared Biden administration policy to allow fentanyl into the U.S. Which means that WND is once again spreading fake news -- hardly the way to build trust with readers.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:19 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, June 23, 2023 2:26 PM EDT

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