Barack Obama made his way to Detroit to campaign for Democrat candidates.
During his speech, he erred bigly.
Obama said, “I’d like to think there are compassionate conservatives out there who think there’s nothing compassionate about ripping immigrant children from the arms of their mothers at the border and putting them in pens.”
Barack Obama: "I'd like to think there are compassionate conservatives out there who think there's nothing compassionate about ripping immigrant children from the arms of their mothers at the border and putting them in pens." https://t.co/TasnDghn94 pic.twitter.com/X28e9Gt8M7
— The Hill (@thehill) October 28, 2018
Barack must not understand what he’s saying or he’s being intentionally deceitful.
The problem with Obama’s comments?
From Daily Wire:
Obama was likely trying to make a point heard over and over again this campaign season: that there’s no such thing as a “good” Republican, because most conservatives will, at some point or another, praise President Donald Trump on a point of policy.
But there was one big problem with Obama’s point: those photos of kids in cages at the border that went viral during the battle over whether families seeking asylum at the United States’ border should be separated pending a hearing, were taken during Obama’s administration.
Dude. The alleged “pens” are facilities and chain link partitions created under the Obama Administration. Seriously. https://t.co/BvbbU30qHa
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) October 28, 2018
“The Obama-era photos were originally shot for the Associated Press by photographer Ross D. Franklin, during a Jun. 18, 2014 visit to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) placement center in Nogales, Arizona,” Quartz, not exactly a right-leaning news outlet, claimed back in May when the photos were plastered across social media. “The shelters in those photos have since been closed.”
There’s no denying that President Trump’s immigration policy separated families at the border — or, at least those that presented themselves for asylum after crossing the border somewhere other than an official, legal, border crossing — but situations similar to the one depicted led to a decision in 2013 to ban holding complete families seeking asylum together in one location for any extended period of time.
President Trump can’t seem to find venues large enough to house the amount of supporters who want to see him speak.
Obama, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to have that problem.
While in Milwaukee, Obama spoke at a small high school gymnasium.
As you can see, the place is half-full.
— Amber Luckett WLUK (@AmberWLUK) October 26, 2018
A reporter claimed the line to see Obama was a mile long:
People lined up for more than a mile in Milwaukee for Obama rally pic.twitter.com/qrXWlI1pnL
— Erin Banco (@ErinBanco) October 26, 2018
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