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    AP Fact Check: Michelle Obama’s DNC Swipe At Trump For Keeping Kids In “Cages” Was “Misleading” and “Distorted”

    AP Fact Check: Michelle Obama’s DNC Swipe At Trump For Keeping Kids In “Cages” Was “Misleading” and “Distorted”

    “Trump used facilities that were built during the Obama-Biden administration to house children at the border.”
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    During the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, the headline speaker was Michelle Obama. In her speech, she made a reference to immigration and used the tired Democrat talking point about ‘kids in cages.’

    Shockingly, she was called out by the Associated Press with a fact check.

    Here it is, via the Seattle Times:

    AP FACT CHECK: Michelle Obama and the kids in ‘cages’

    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.

    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. But what she did not say is that the very same “cages” were built and used in her husband’s administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily.

    A look at her remark in the keynote address at the opening night of the remote Democratic National Convention:

    MICHELLE OBAMA, on Americans: “They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.”

    THE FACTS: The reference to cages is misleading and a matter that Democrats have persistently distorted.

    Trump used facilities that were built during the Obama-Biden administration to house children at the border. They are chain-link enclosures inside border facilities where migrants were temporarily housed, separated by sex and age.

    Here’s a clip of Michelle Obama’s comments. Note that she also uses the term ‘peaceful protesters’ to describe what’s unfolding in American cities. Too bad they didn’t fact-check that.

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    tom_swift | August 19, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Just as we saw in 2016: Four years of nonstop oppo research, and—incredibly—they’ve found nothing. Obviously, DJT isn’t a career politician, so the usual foibles of the political class won’t be there; but he was never a low-profile figure. And they’ve still come up with nothing.

    So they have to make up imaginary crimes which never happened. They’ve done just about the best job possible to clear Trump of any hint of suspicion for real corruption, graft, double-dealing, child molestation, or those other routine expectations which earn politicians such low regard. The business of peddling made-up fantasies is an admission that there are no underlying facts to justify anything more solid.

    And this is why I believe Trump is much stronger now than four years ago. Voters with honest questions about his integrity need no longer speculate; the nastiest shit-shovellers in the country have basically admitted that he’s clean.

    Ironclaw | August 19, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Someone at AP is going to get fired for that.

    getsome | August 19, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Is she blackening?

    Some time ago, I read the reason for separating children from their parents at the border. The US does not know who are really parents and relatives. The kids are separated until the parents’ identification is confirmed.

    Leftist lie with the ease you breath

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