The photo of a migrant woman and children being tear-gassed at the U.S.-Mexico Border was staged.
While images show that photographers were set up at the border crossing, it is not clear if the pictures they captured were staged. No additional evidence was provided by the people making the claims.
Twitter user @jetrotter
After a migrant group rushed the border on Sunday, Nov. 25th, border agents used tear gas on the crowd.
Trump made an official statement on the incident, saying:
“They were being rushed by some very tough people and they used tear gas” “Here’s the bottom line: Nobody is coming into our country unless they come in legally”
- Twitter user @jetrotter posted a tweet alleging that the viral photo of a migrant woman and children being tear-gassed was a hoax:
#FakeNews Media all share same photo of “women & kids gassed”.— 🇺🇸#WalkAway Mexican J.Lo. (@jetrotter) November 26, 2018
Perpetrators of invasion instantly become victims in new #FakeNews narrative.
Congratulations, you've been #Hoaxed! 😀✊🏿✊🏽✊ pic.twitter.com/ISkExrlc2T