Last Year, the media went into a full-blown meltdown over photos showing children in cages at the US Border. They quickly attacked President Trump for those pictures until they realized that they actually were dated back in 2014…during the Obama Administration. Since then, progressives in the media have completely ignored the fact that the policy they condemn Trump for happened under the president they loved and adored for at least three years while they said nothing.
Late night propagandist Stephen Colbert, was in full shill mode defending his audience from the truth that Obama was guilty of the same things he attacks Trump for nightly. President Trump told reporters yesterday that President Obama separated the children at the border.
“Those cages that were shown, I think they were very inappropriate. They were built by President Obama’s administration. Not by Trump. I’m the one that stopped it. President Obama had child separation. I was the one that changed it.”
This sent Colbert into Meltdown mode and he went full goalline defensive to deflect the blame back to Trump.
“Obama didn’t have a family separation policy. It was the brainchild of Stephen Miller and John Kelly,” Colbert said, “who told Kirstjen Nielsen to implement it, and now she’ll be scraping that hot black tar off her soul for the rest of eternity.”
“It didn’t stop people from coming, it was a monstrous act of cruelty and ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge,” he continued, “but for some reason you are now pushing to reinstate broader family separation policies and today you publicly defended it in the same meeting where you claimed it was all Obama’s fault.”
Colbert finished his tirade by whispering “I miss you,” into the camera. The problem is Colbert’s ‘comedy’ is not grounded in reality. According to Law and Crime, Since 2008, the United States has had a policy known as the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP), or Lateral Repatriation. This program focuses on detaining male migrants of Mexican descent.
Here’s how it works: Once an immigrant is caught attempting to cross the border without documentation, they are detained, flown or bused across the United States and then shown the exit at another segment of the U.S.-Mexico border–thousands of miles from their original point of entry. Immigrants’ rights activists had long cautioned that Lateral Repatriation breaks up families. The reason is fairly simple: many male Mexican nationals who are detained trying to cross the border often come with their families in tow. When ATEP is used, the men are captured and taken thousands of miles away, while their wives, partners, and children are placed in immigrant detention centers.
Basically, the Obama administration separated families for years, the only difference is the media didn’t report it or care because they needed people to believe that Obama never had a scandal in office. Even CNN’s Samantha Vinograd admitted that Obama separated families but she claims, it was moral when he did it.
President Obama, when he separated children from their families, Wolf, it was for their protection. It was as if there was a risk of trafficking or other kind of harm that might have been incurred. But even if he did do that, why is Donald Trump saying that two wrongs make a right? Again, Obama wasn’t right, but he’s saying that because something is happening under President Obama, he’s repeating it and upping the ante. That’s an incredibly poor excuse. He’s systemized that inhumane treatment that, again, Obama was doing to protect children.
Guys like Stephen Colbert are nothing more than puppets for the Democrat Party Agenda pretending that he is doing a ‘comedy’ show…but Colbert needs better talking points from Chuck Schumer because his argument means no water.