As far as liberals and Democrats in office are concerned, President Donald Trump is an evil villain that is putting children in cages.
Unfortunately, at least for them, the pictures that blew up on social media about children immigrants a couple of weeks ago actually depicted scenes from the Barack Obama administration.
Then and Now
Jon Favreau blew up Twitter when he sent out a tweet on May 27 which included an image of children locked in what appears to be cages like would be seen in a dog kennel. Favreau even captioned the image: “This is happening right now, and the only debate that matters is how we force our government to get these kids back to their families as fast as humanly possible.”
The problem with the picture is that it was taken by an Associated Press photographer in June 2014, when Obama was in office.
The original article, published in 2014 on AZCentral.com, stated the facility was clean and air conditioned, but it also called it a “juvenile prison camp.”
When the article was published, it pretty much fell on deaf ears.
Fast forward to this year, when a video by IllinoisNinth was published on YouTube, that showed a facility for undocumented children which included colorful rooms complete with beds and age-appropriate bedspreads.
Nothing can please them
Liberals and Democrats still cried foul, though.
From their perspective, there were too many beds in rooms and the children were being mistreated for being indoors for 22 hours a day.
Mind you, the temperature in most of these border towns this time of year is up over 100 degrees, so most people are indoors in air conditioning anyway.
The fact is: this is about Trump, not the undocumented immigrants.
When the conditions of some of these facilities were revealed in 2014, nobody on the left cared.
We were told they were doing the best they could under the conditions and due to the amount of immigrants crossing the border illegally.
Now, the same Democrats that kept their lips sealed are going nuts simply because they want to portray Trump as a racist.
Somewhere, someone is pouring over the numbers, and it is only a matter of time before separation numbers during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama’s presidencies are revealed.
It will be very interesting to see how the left reacts when they realize the people criticizing this administration were responsible for separating far more children from their parents than the current one.