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Cher, Bette Midler and More Sound Off On Donald Trump's Border Speech: 'Straight Lies'

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Cher poses at the opening night of the new musical "The Cher Show" on Broadway at The Neil Simon Theatre on Dec. 3, 2018 in New York City.  

President Donald Trump's latest speech on immigration and border control has infuriated CherBette Midler and more.

Trump addressed the nation last night (Jan. 7) from the Oval Office and requested $5.7 billion to build a wall along the border. Celebrities have since taken to social media to criticize his speech's inaccuracies about why migrants are seeking asylum in the U.S., and claiming that Americans of color would have to compete with undocumented immigrants for jobs.

"All Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest-hit are African Americans and Hispanic Americans,” Trump said.

Trump also shifted the blame for the partial shutdown of the federal government onto Congress; the nearly three-week crisis has affected around 800,000 federal workers.

Check out some of the responses below.


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