Last night, Stephen Colbert sounded off about reports that children are being ripped from the arms of their illegal immigrant parents at the southern border:

Brian Stelter, for one, took notice:

He also retweeted these tweets about the border situation:

Additionally, Stelter tweeted this late last month:

Now, one can certainly make the argument that what’s taking place at the border is unnecessarily cruel and even inhumane. But the idea that it began with Trump is just plain wrong:

Oh, my.

Now, obviously, the fact that the Obama administration did it first is no excuse for any inhumane practices that are currently occurring at the border. But in the interest of intellectual honesty, the people criticizing the Trump administration over this need to acknowledge the Obama administration’s role as well. Otherwise, their outrage is meaningless.

We haven’t the faintest idea.