Dan Crenshaw slammed after clash with Mehdi Hasan about border numbers, Internet calls him 'fact denying A-Hole'

'I'm not sure where you're getting your data from,' Crenshaw said while responding to Mehdi's confrontation saying Biden did not inherit falling border apprehension numbers from Trump


                            Dan Crenshaw slammed after clash with Mehdi Hasan about border numbers, Internet calls him 'fact denying A-Hole'
Mehdi Hasan (L) and Dan Crenshaw had a heated debate on 'The Mehdi Hasan Show' (R) (Wikimedia Commons/Getty Images)

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, was slammed by people on Twitter after he was confronted by MSNBC host, Mehdi Hasan, on Friday (March 19). Talking about the US-Mexico border issue that is making headlines across the country, 'The Mehdi Hasan Show' tweeted a snippet from Crenshaw's interview with the host.

The caption read: "Biden did not inherit falling border apprehension numbers from Trump. Find out what happened when @MehdiRHasan confronted GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw with the data.

You can watch the clip below:



 

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"I'm not sure where you're getting your data from," Crenshaw said while responding to Mehdi's confrontation saying Biden did not inherit falling border apprehension numbers from Trump. The MSNBC host showed data from the CBP explaining there has been a steady influx of migrants over the border in the past nine months from the Trump administration into the Biden administration.

In response, Crenshaw said: "But in February, there were 100,000 crossings. In November, there were around 800 people in CBP custody." Crenshaw's reply was met with harsh criticism on Twitter. The episode also saw Mehdi ask: "Do you know many migrants were sent to Honduras & El Salvador under what you call 'very important' Asylum Cooperation Agreements?" To which Crenshaw responded: "I don't have the numbers."

The internet was furious. "I love this show but did not love this fruitless interview with the fact denying A-Hole, Crenshaw," read one of the tweets. This was seconded by another who wrote: "Excellent job Mehdi! Excellent. Facts matter and you mopped the floor with Crenshaw."

U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) (Getty Images)

"You can't argue reason with someone like Dan Crenshaw. Some people will not use reason, facts, numbers, or math. They have a position and they will not deviate. To the unreasonable, reason is weakness. It's not that Dan can't see the chart, it's that Dan won't," one of the people wrote. "Maybe @DanCrenshawTX can make another James Bond type promo. That did a lot to help the American people. He’s just trying to win the Trump base using the same old lines. Do your job, you’ll never be President," a user opined.

The slamming continued: "I don’t say anything ever about eye patches but was that the reason he couldn’t see the data. Does his eye need tile to adjust? I’m actually curious," one of the comments said. "That was unwatchable. Crenshaw was in republican gotcha mode and refused to discuss facts. He mentioned a border patrol person gave him his information. people like crenshaw are useless," one of the tweets read.



 



 



 



 



 



 

Previously, we reported that the Biden White House has yet not conceded that the situation at the border is snowballing into a crisis (it only said that it’s a big problem). However, going by Biden’s words uttered during an exclusive interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, March 16, one certainly gets a clear message about the pressure the president is feeling over his immigration policy.

Biden has been facing heavy criticism over the steep rise in the number of unaccompanied children on the southern border, was asked by the host whether he would have to say clearly: "Don’t come"? To that, the 78-year-old POTUS said: "Yes, I can say quite clearly: Don’t come over. Don’t leave your town or city or community."

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