The problem is that the toilet and water supply are part of the same unit like in a correctional facility. It could be construed as a play on words for political purposes. Just my opinion here, but I call that specious.
If one reads beyond the headlines, they see more specifics. The specifics in this story was that the sink portion of the "same unit" was not functioning. As a result, detainees were told they could drink from the toilets. What sort of intelligent and decent person on earth would suggest any sort of thing knowing the distinct difference in health risks between drinking water from a portion of any sort of unit that combines a place to drink from with a place to defecate. How is it that the health dangers of drinking out of a toilet, no matter what else it is attached to, is NOT common knowledge? Considering the attitudes of the border guards that had their hidden website exposed, further investigation into those who told detainees they could drink out of the toilets because the sink portion of the units were not functioning, were either ignorant of basic knowledge or were demonstrating bigotry against the detainees and KNOWING that drinking out of toilets would risk illness that could be lethal.
Unless there was some other alternative for the detainees with regard to a drinking water source, broken sinks and being told they could drink out of the toilet is essentially the same as having no choice, BUT, to drink from the toilet, if one wanted a drink. Unless those overseeing the detainees were totally naive and ignorant of the health risks and dangers of drinking out of toilets, it is not a stretch to guess or presume another scenario that included telling the detainees they could drink out of the toilets because of disdain and disrespect for the detainees as human beings and treating them as less than human beings. This does not mean AOC was totally accurate, but it means that without further information to make it clear those overseeing the detainees were joking, totally ignorant about health and drinking out of toilets or offered some alternatives to drinking from the toilets, AOC's statement could be spot on and far from being a lie.
Even if she was lying, it is quite amusing to see anyone who supports Trump, say ANYTHING about anyone, lying, while they support a man that can't seem to tell when he's lying to himself, coming or going.....
On the one-year anniversary of a large protest against the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that separated migrant children from their parents, photojournalist Ivan Pierre Aguirre posted photographs he took during the June 24, 2018, event in Tornillo, Texas.
One picture captured then-U.S. House of Representatives candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez having an emotional reaction while looking through a fence toward a detention facility housing children. Conspiracy trolls latched on to that image, claiming without evidence that the series of photographs from which is was taken were staged:
Before @AOC hit the national stage & was just a fairly unknown House candidate frm NYC,she took time awy frm her campaign & came dwn to #Tornillo to protest the #tentcity housing migrant children.I made these previously unpublished fotos a yr ago today. #elpaso#aoc#onassignment
Given that the detention of immigrant children has become a major point of national controversy, and that the obsession with Ocasio-Cortez among right-leaning media outlets has been fairly constant since her surprise election to represent New York’s 14th district in 2018, it’s perhaps no surprise that dissecting the pictures for signs of alleged malfeasance became a new internet pastime.
“The pictures were ridiculed particularly as there was no sight of actual migrant children during the protest,” Fox News reported.
That’s no surprise, Aguirre told us. The roadway leading to the encampment was closed off to news media and protesters. “Obviously,” he said, “there weren’t kids two feet away.”
Fox News also quoted a social media user voicing another critique, writing: “Excuse me while I take the time to put on bright red lipstick, a pristine white outfit and a Movado watch before I go see little kids locked up in the desert.”
Aguirre said the group Ocasio-Cortez accompanied to Tornillo wore white as part of their protest. The rest of the criticism, he averred, seemed much ado about nothing. “You can’t wear lipstick and be at a protest?” Aguirre said. “Her watch — OK she has a new watch. People are just criticizing everything.”
But the claim that got the most attention, pushed by viral conspiracy and junk news websites, made unfounded accusations that the photographs of Ocasio-Cortez were fake and that she was actually crying over an empty parking lot. Russian state media outlet RTand ZeroHedge were among junk news sites taking a cue from Alex Jones’ InfoWarsnetwork in that regard. The latter posted an unfounded story on June 24, 2019, that posited the “empty parking lot” conspiracy theory.