Liberals tried to smear Trump with a photo of illegal immigrant children being held in cages at an ICE detention center.
The problem? The photo was taken in 2014. When Barack Obama was President of the United States.
Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau apparently first posted the photo, linking to an AZCentral.com article entitled, “First glimpse of immigrant children at holding facility.”
“This is happening right now, and the only debate that matters is how we force our government to get these kids back to their families as fast as humanly possible,” he tweeted, along with the picture—showing two Latino children sleeping in a caged enclosure.
Favreau later deleted his tweet… but not before it went viral among some of the biggest names in liberal social media.
Shaun King, a leader of Black Lives Matter, tweeted the photo, writing: “I saw this photo floating around and didn’t know if it was real. It is. Children of immigrants are being held in cages, like dogs, at ICE detention centers, sleeping on the floor. It’s an abomination.”
Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama’s term showing children from the Border in steel cages. They thought it was recent pictures in order to make us look bad, but backfires. Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country…Bipartisan Bill!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2018
Linda Sarsour, the founder of the Women’s March, also tweeted the photo, adding the hashtag, “#WhereAreOurChildren.”
Actress Rosanna Arquette added, “How can we as human beings allow this? This cannot continue or we are not human. This is evil… sick crime against humanity. We are responsible. We must stop this now.”
Jake Silverstein of The New York Times also tweeted the photos, writing, “All of these photos are disturbing, but the first two are especially awful.”
Liberals attacking Trump over his hard-line immigration policies curiously remain silent that, despite his reputation as being soft on immigration, Barack Obama had deported more illegal immigrants than any President before him.