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President Trump Introduced a Border Patrol Agent by Saying He ‘Speaks Perfect English'

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President Donald Trump said a U.S. Border Patrol agent who apprehended a person trying to illegally smuggle immigrants across the Southern border into the U.S. “speaks perfect English” on Monday.
Trump made the comment at a “Salute to the Heroes” event at the White House, which honored the men and women of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.
At one point during the ceremony Trump invited Border Patrol agent Adrian Anzaldua to stand at the podium with him. Trump questioned Anzaldua, saying “You're not nervous, are you?” and then commented that...
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Trump's comment about a Border Patrol agent's ability to speak English likely reassured some of his base

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More than three-quarters of Trump supporters said in a poll that they were bothered by immigrants who don't speak English.
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Trump introduces Border Patrol agent: He ‘speaks perfect English'

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President Donald Trump wanted to congratulate Border Patrol agent Adrian Anzaldua, who the president proclaimed had saved 78 lives a little over a week ago after he arrested a human smuggler. But Trump stepped on his own message when he announced on national television that Anzaldua, whose last name the president didn't attempt to pronounce, could speak "perfect English." Trump has a history of making assumptions about people based on their ethnic backgrounds, including claiming a U.S.-born judge couldn't be impartial because of his Mexican heritage. His commentary on the language skills...
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Trump singled out a Hispanic US Border Patrol agent for speaking 'perfect English' and misnamed the agency in bizarre ceremony remarks

Trump singled out a Hispanic US Border Patrol agent for speaking 'perfect English' and misnamed the agency in bizarre ceremony remarks

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President Donald Trump singled out a Hispanic US Border Patrol agent and seemed to misname the agency in his remarks during a ceremony to honor border and law enforcement officers on Monday.
While inviting the agent to the stage, Trump said "he speaks perfect English" and mistakenly referred to Customs and Border Patrol as "CBC" several times, despite a teleprompter reportedly having the correct abbreviation.
The White House did not identify a specific impetus for the event, but Trump issued a vague hit at activists and politicians who promote the movement to abolish ICE, calling them...
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Trump calls on Hispanic-American officer, saying he 'speaks perfect English'

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President Trump said a 'blue wave' in November will result in open borders and rampant crime across the U.S.
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The Latest: Trump notes border agent's 'perfect English'

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on President Donald Trump's tribute to federal immigration officials :
4:25 p.m.
President Donald Trump invited a U.S. Border Patrol agent to the podium during a White House event to pay tribute to federal immigration officials and joked that the agent could speak "perfect English."
Trump asked the agent, Adrian Anzaldua, to discuss his apprehension of a smuggler accused of locking 78 migrants inside a truck near Laredo, Texas, about a week ago.
Trump also appeared to refer to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, as CBC during Monday's event. CBC stands for...
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