And down goes that narrative.
At last night’s debate in Detroit, multiple candidates accused President Trump of putting kids in cages. What those candidates failed to mention is that it was Barack Obama who built those cages in the first place. From the AP:
The “cages” for young migrants at the border were built and used by President Barack Obama. The Trump administration has used them, too. Read more from the #APFactCheck of tonight's #DemDebate, so far. https://t.co/KUnhITu3TW
— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) August 1, 2019
And we’ll note that no moderator thought to correct the candidates:
Of course none of the moderators brought up the fact that Obama put kids in cages and let the candidates all blame Trump
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) August 1, 2019
Well, what do you expect from CNN’s moderators when one of their star political contributors feels he can just lie like this on Twitter:
I like that @JoeBiden takes the immigration fight to Trump. Crossing the border illegally has been a criminal offense since the 1920’s. Only Trump has used that law to put children in cages. No Trump, no cages.
— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) August 1, 2019
We would guess that he knows exactly what happened and he just wants to score some cheap political points:
Obama put kids in cages. There are photos. His intent was different than Trump’s, but still, kids were caged. Cc @PaulBegala: are you amazingly naive or not actually troubled by the kids-in-cages thing? https://t.co/ePVj7bMOUR
— EricaGrieder (@EricaGrieder) August 1, 2019
"The 'cages' were built and used by the Obama administration"
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) August 1, 2019
Elizabeth Warren calls the Homestead 'concentration camp' that was opened by Barack Obama in 2015 a 'stain on our country' https://t.co/hsCKQsRyIz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 26, 2019