Former First Lady Michelle Obama is not used to getting called out for her lies by the mainstream media. That’s why it had to have come as a humiliating surprise to her when the Associated Press brutally fact-checked her for claiming during her speech at the Democratic National Convention that the Trump administration caged children at the U.S. southern border.
While speaking on the first night of the DNC, Michelle insisted that President Donald Trump and his administration used “cages” to house migrant children at the U.S. southern border. She then lamented that Americans are forced to “watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.”
"They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown in cages." pic.twitter.com/sU3cAO3kyv
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 18, 2020
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Michelle completely ignored the fact that her own husband, former President Barack Obama, used the same facilities for the same purpose during his time in the White House. The Associated Press took her to task for this, saying that her claim was misleading at best, and was a completely distorted comparison.
“Michelle Obama assailed President Donald Trump on Monday for ripping migrant children from their parents and throwing them into cages, picking up on a frequent and distorted point made widely by Democrats,” the AP reported.
“She’s right that Trump’s now-suspended policy at the U.S.-Mexico border separated thousands of children from their families in ways that had not been done before,” it continued. “But what she did not say is that the very same ‘cages’ were built and used in her husband’s administration, for the same purposes of holding migrant kids temporarily.”
Not stopping there, the AP went on to add that Michelle’s “reference to cages” is “misleading” and a “persistently distorted” narrative parroted by Democrats since 2016.
“Trump used facilities that were built during the Obama-Biden administration to house children at the border,” the AP report stated. “They are chain-link enclosures inside border facilities where migrants were temporarily housed, separated by sex and age.”
The AP even mentioned that the viral photos of the children in detention camps that Democrats circulated to try and shame Trump over his zero-tolerance policy at the border were actually taken in 2014. The report said that these images “depicted some of the thousands of unaccompanied children held by President Barack Obama.”
It’s refreshing to see the press calling out on Obama on their lies, for once.