As Trump revels in Clinton’s email allegations, you would think that he would lay low and not make any completely ridiculous claims. You would be wrong. On Sunday in Greeley, CO Trump said that Hillary Clinton planned to allow 600 million immigrants into the country in one week. No context, no evidence, not even an explanation, just a completely insane accusation.
But that wasn’t enough. Later that day in New Mexico Trump bumped the number up a little bit. “She wants to let people just pour in,” Trump said. “You could have 650 million people pour in and we do nothing about it. Think of it. That’s what could happen. You triple the size of our country in one week.”
He’s right, that would triple the size of the country, as 325 million people currently live in the US.
Unfortunately, 650 million people is a lot of people. That is more than the populations of Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the whole of South America. That adds up to about 633 million. Sprinkle in a few million from other countries and we’ll get there. All it would take is for every single man, woman and child from the entire Western Hemisphere to somehow invade the US in a single week. That is about 8% of the entire world’s population.
I don’t even know what the hell Trump is talking about anymore, this is just a really stupid thing to say. Clinton never said anything of the kind, and does not advocate “open borders.” Did Donald Trump confuse 65,000 Syrian refugees by a factor of 10,000?