President Trump falsely claimed in a tweet Thursday morning that Mexico is “now rated the number one most dangerous country in the world.”
A border wall between the United States and Mexico is needed, Trump said, “for the safety and security of our country.”
A few hours later, the Mexican government fought back to challenge Trump’s facts.
The country released a statement — emailed to journalists, not posted on social media — that corrected Trump’s error and took the United States to task for its role in Mexico’s violence.
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