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PolitiFact: Border wall will not end the opioid epidemic

  • Ann Coulter attends an authors’ night even in East Hampton, N.Y., on Aug. 12. AP file



PolitiFact staff
Friday, February 09, 2018

In a tweet on Jan. 30, Ann Coulter said, “100% of heroin/fentanyl epidemic is because we don’t have a WALL.”

Our ruling

Coulter, alluding to the opioid crisis, said the heroin and fentanyl epidemic was “100 percent” caused by America’s lack of a border wall. Heroin is mostly trafficked from Mexico, mostly hidden in cargo – not by crossing the border through the desert. Fentanyl comes from both Mexico and Canada, and can also be transported through the mail. Coulter’s “100 percent” claim is far off-base no matter how we parse it.

We rate this claim Pants on Fire.

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