Vice President Mike Pence toured two detention facilities on the Texas border Friday, July 12, including a Border Patrol station and then criticized CNN for not broadcasting the full story.

“CNN is so dishonest. Today we took reporters to a detention facility on the border for families and children and all told us they were being treated well,” Pence tweeted after the tour.

The vice president continued in his tweet, “The crisis at our southern border is not a “manufactured crisis,” it is real and is overwhelming our system. To show this, we also visited an overcrowded facility for adult men, many of whom have been arrested multiple times.”

“These men were in a temporary holding area because Democrats in Congress have refused to fund additional bed space,” Pence added.

“I knew we’d see a system that is overcrowded,” Pence spoke in the press conference. “It’s overwhelmed and that’s why Congress has to act.”

“Rather than broadcast the full story, showing the compassionate care the American people are providing to vulnerable families, tonight CNN only played video of men in the temporary facility and didn’t play any footage of the family facility at all, ignoring the excellent care being provided to families and children. Our great CBP agents deserve better and the American people deserve the whole story from CNN!

Pence’s office said the tour was part of an effort to show the Trump administration is providing adequate care for migrants. 

“And while we hear some Democrats in Washington, D.C., referring to U.S. Customs and Border facilities as ‘concentration camps,’ what we saw today was a facility that is providing care that every American would be proud of,” Pence said.

President Donald Trump said earlier on Friday that Pence went to the border to dispel reports of dire conditions at the migrant detention centers.

“They’re crowded because we have a lot of people, but they’re in good shape,” Trump said. He complained about “phony” reporting on conditions by The New York Times.

After visiting the second site, Pence had a more sober assessment. He stressed that he had called for more Department of Homeland Security spending because of the overcrowded situation, including a $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package that Congress passed recently.

The vice president said in the press conference:

Our first stop today was at a facility dealing with families with children, and there we saw compassionate care for families that have been swept up in this wave of illegal immigration coming to our southern border.

I was deeply moved to see the care that our Customs and Border Protection personnel are providing. Coming here, to this station, where single adults are held, I’ve equally been inspired by the efforts of Customs and Protection doing a tough job in a difficult environment. But the truth is, what’s witnessed here today, and the overcrowding of this border station, and the overall crisis at our border, is that Congress must do more.

The president also called on the Congress. And with the support of these members of Congress and bipartisan support, we were able to negotiate $4.6 billion in additional humanitarian support to provide for what should be evident to the American people today is a crisis that is overwhelming our system.

The president also called on the Congress. And with the support of these members of Congress and bipartisan support, we were able to negotiate $4.6 billion in additional humanitarian support to provide for what should be evident to the American people today is a crisis that is overwhelming our system.

Mike Pence expressed his gratitude to CBP agents for working tirelessly each day to secure the border.

Includes reporting from the Associated Press