Trump erroneously claims that President Obama was the one who jailed children and that he was the one who stopped it.

By |2019-04-09T10:47:23-08:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments


Courtesy of Raw Story:

“Obama separated those children,” Trump said. “Those cages that were shown, I think they were very inappropriate. They were built by President Obama’s administration, not by Trump.”

“President Obama had child separation, take a look,” he added. “The press knows it, you know it, we all know it. I’m the one that stopped it.”

He went on to say that without the family separation policy, more people enter the US illegally and treat it “like a picnic” or going to “Disneyland.”

“I was the one that changed it,” Trump said.

OMG! Does that make anybody else’s head hurt as much as it makes my head hurt?

Just so you know this is not the first time that Trump has made a claim similar to this one, and it was debunked back then as well.

Courtesy of November 2018 post by ABC News:

Trump blamed Obama, who never enforced a zero-tolerance policy that has led to the recent mass separation of families.

“Nobody talks about that, but under President Obama, they separated children from the parents,” Trump said.

Trump later returned to this theme, even after being asked an unrelated question about tents.

“President Obama separated children from families, and all I did was take the same law, and then I softened the law, but by softening the law, many people come up that would not have come up if there was separation,” he said.

What is true is that Obama had faced an influx of children both traveling alone and with families as a result of violence in Central America. And at one point, the Obama administration tried housing the families in special detention centers. But after a federal judge in California ruled that the arrangement violated a long-standing agreement barring kids from jail-like settings for extended periods, even with their parents, the government began releasing families into the U.S. pending notification of their next court date.

Some arriving families were separated during the Obama and Bush administrations but most of those cases would have been tied to other serious crimes like drug trafficking. Trump’s policy was different because his administration considered the act of crossing the border illegally enough of a justification to detain the adult and put the child in protective custody.

Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have derided the Obama-era policy as “catch and release” because there were numerous cases where the migrant wouldn’t appear in court. They have previously said releasing families into the U.S. increased levels of illegal immigration in the U.S., which led to the zero-tolerance policy in the first place. That catch-and-release policy actually pre-dated Obama.

As previously reported the Obama administration temporarily detained immigrant children with their parents until a judge issued a rule declaring it illegal, and which time the Obama Administration changed tactics in order to OBEY THE LAW!

See the difference, Tangerine Hitler? 

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6 Comments

    • Anonymous April 10, 2019 at 7:41 am

      “Warner Brothers forced Trump to remove his 2020 campaign video where he compared himself to Batman because he illegally used the soundtrack.

      Variety reported on the statement from Warner, “The use of Warner Bros.’ score from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in the campaign video was unauthorized. We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.”

      The whacked out video featured Trump as Batman, while Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Amy Schumer, Rosie O’Donnell, and Bryan Cranston were portrayed as the villains.

      The video was bizarre because portrayed the most corrupt president in recent history as a superhero, which I guess means that violating the Emoluments Clause is now a superpower, but it also didn’t contain any reference to Trump’s real political opposition. There was no mention of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, or any of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

      Trump is trapped in the past. He is still running against Hillary Clinton and Obama while being completely blind to the real challenges that are right in front of him.

      The premise of the video was absurd, and although it will play well with the cult of Trump, to the rest of the country, it was proof that this president is living on another planet.”

  1. Anonymous April 9, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    This is trump’s game plan, create a fiasco, blame someone else, fire people then claim he fixed it. I expect this will get worse in the coming months because he wants to appear like he is actually doing some work and “fixing” everything for the upcoming election.

  2. anonymous April 9, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    He’s a much better pooflinger than Sarah Palin!

  3. Anonymous April 10, 2019 at 3:43 am

    April 15th coming.
    We should refuse to pay our taxes until this idiot and all who enable him and his dangerous delusions are removed.
    thry can’t arrest all of uss.
    In fact, is there even anyone permanently heading the IRS?

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