The border-crisis-whose-name-the-Biden-administration-dare-not speak is reportedly getting worse every day.
Migrant children are being forced to sleep on gym mats with foil sheets and go for days without showering as the Border Patrol struggles to handle thousands of young Central Americans who are surging across the southwestern border of the U.S. https://t.co/cgeWn5GuYd
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 16, 2021
But when examining the severity of the situation at our southern border, it’s important to consider the context, as San Francisco Chronicle Washington correspondent Tal Kopan reminds us:
This is awful, but the main reason we didn’t see this last year is that the Trump administration turned everyone (including children) back into Mexico where they lived in even worse conditions.
The American public responded to it more as “out of sight, out of mind” then. https://t.co/8aulo07qjN
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) March 16, 2021
Ah, OK. We understand now. The reason there’s been an uncontrollable surge of migrants at the border under Joe Biden is that Donald Trump basically set this up to happen when he sent them back to Mexico, where things were so bad that migrants now are willing to sleep on gym mats with foil sheets and go for days without showering.
The #NoMoreKidsInCages just turned into kids are safer in cages.. holy 180..
— Tman2999 (@TMAN2999) March 17, 2021
Journos are now pro-kids in cages! https://t.co/11lHOppx7Q
— Jeremy Hughes (@jeremybhughes) March 17, 2021
Hey, man. It could be worse. Those kids could be in Mexico.
I’m a bit confused: Mexico is worse than a cage? https://t.co/NngtO5FQ8J
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) March 17, 2021
Or "cages are ackshully better than Mexico," which is somewhat revealing.
— Sensible Bosh (@BoshSensible) March 17, 2021
Broke: Kids in cages is just like the Holocaust
Woke: Actually kids are better off sleeping on the floor in cages than they are in their home country https://t.co/mI5Ss1RFq1
— Fiscal Therapist (@BigLifeMark) March 17, 2021
"Today's border crisis where Biden invited them to come is cool because he's a Democrat and Mexico is a hellhole" is a heckuva take.
— Razor (@hale_razor) March 17, 2021
It sure is! But remember, folks: it’s about context. Gotta keep it all in context.
Allow me to translate this Journalism: “This is different, because (D)."
— Will Collier (@willcollier) March 17, 2021
It’s context, important context
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) March 17, 2021
The most important of contexts, believe her.
Context explained: kids are safer in cages now because (D) https://t.co/0TZRKBpSnm
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) March 17, 2021
You guys were calling them concentration camps. And comparing them to the Holocaust. Now that it’s a (D) our cages are even safer then Mexico is! Amazing how journalism works https://t.co/zN9OYPI69Z
— Brad (@BradM1994) March 17, 2021
The context is that you want to protect Democrats.
— I got your #Unity right here (@jtLOL) March 17, 2021
Hack: This is different because a Democrat is in office.
If it weren't for double standards, you'd have none at all.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) March 17, 2021
Lolololololol. Just say this: "I'm a democrat apologist"
— Dave Coleman (@dave_onion) March 17, 2021
So now cages are good because Mexico is worse? You're going to spin yourself into the ground if you keep this up
— Dave Gray (@docgray81) March 17, 2021
— JGinWV (@JGinWV) March 17, 2021
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