Source: Sputnik Mundo
What it’s about: This article says that President Trump made a statement saying that his government is studying the possibility of granting asylum and granting temporary protection to Venezuelans in the United States.
Why it’s misleading: The title of this article is misleading and does not correspond to what is written in the body of the article. The title of the article states that Trump himself said that the U.S. was studying the possibility of granting asylum to Venezuelans in the U.S., while the body only states that the White House Press Secretary said, “Lo estamos pensando.”
In addition, while there has been a bill with bipartisan push to grant Venezuelans the right to stay in the U.S. under so-called temporary protected status, the administration has resisted the bills implementation. Trump has made no statement like the one Sputnik claims he has made. This can lead to false hope and assumptions that Trump is changing his stance on Venezuelan refugees.