First, let’s make a couple of things clear. For one, the president has no filter when he tweets, which is refreshing in some ways, but other days you wish he had a committee writing and approving his social media posts.

And second, we shouldn’t forget that migrants died in Border Patrol custody during the Obama administration, but the press didn’t seem nearly as interested then, just like nobody thought keeping kids in cages was a news story from 2009 to 2017.

Trump wasn’t playing games Saturday when he tweeted about the border wall and the recent deaths of two children in Border Patrol custody.

Not surprisingly, the president’s tweets enraged the resistance, but they also seemed to put some journalists on the defensive. Washington Post reporter and CNN analyst Josh Dawsey was waiting for … something else.

Maybe it’s time to go through journalists’ timelines like Cameron Gray did with California House members to see how many tweeted their condolences to the family of Cpl. Ronil Singh, who was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in the sanctuary state of California. (OK, we searched Dawsey’s timeline … maybe you can find something.)

CNN’s Ryan Struyk disputed Trump’s claim that 7-year-old Jakelin Caan Maquin hadn’t been given water by her father in days — by quoting a statement written by the attorneys in El Paso, Texas representing her family.

The same story linked in the tweet also quotes Jakelin’s father as saying he had “no complaints” about her treatment while in custody.

Here’s Maggie Haberman of The New York Times:

Sam Stein of The Daily Beast and MSNBC:

And Nancy Pelosi’s opponents are to blame for how many deaths due to the GOP tax cuts and the repeal of net neutrality?

David Mack of BuzzFeed News:

TIME’s Alana Abramson:

MSNBC analyst and TIME contributor Elise Jordan:

And as we know, the Daily Beast’s Justin Miller has called Border Patrol detention facilities “concentration camps.”

We’re not saying the president is right to politicize the deaths of two children — we’d rather he hadn’t — but reporters didn’t seem to have a problem with Democrats doing the same. (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retweeted an abject lie — that Jakelin had died alone, in a holding cell — from former Bernie Sanders Press Secretary, Erika Andiola, but didn’t seem to get any flak from the press. Sure, she was completely wrong, but compassionate.)

And again, where are all the sympathetic tweets for Cpl. Singh? (We’re not seeing his name pop up in any of their timelines, just like with so many Democrat lawmakers in California … we looked.)

Singh had an infant son … does that count for any sympathy points? A tweet?

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