Photographer Who Took Viral Migrant Horse Photo: Nobody Was Whipped

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TOPSHOT - A United States Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. - The United States said Saturday it would ramp up deportation flights for thousands of migrants who flooded into the Texas border city of Del Rio, as authorities scramble to alleviate a burgeoning crisis for President Joe Biden's administration. (Photo by PAUL RATJE / AFP) (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images)

The photographer responsible for capturing images where Border Patrol agents on horseback were scrambling to round up illegal immigrants says mainstream media is lying about the pictures.

Paul Ratje spoke with El Paso, Texas’ KTSM about the incident, informing the public the agents never “whipped” any of the illegal aliens unlike the lies being spewed by mainstream media and Democrat politicians.

“Some of the Haitian men started running, trying to go around the horses,” Ratje explained. “I didn’t ever see them whip anybody with the thing. He was swinging it, but I didn’t see him actually whip somebody with it. That’s something that can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.”

The footage caused such a stir among Democrats that the Biden administration banned agents working at the Border Patrol’s Del Rio sector from using horses going forward.