Barack Obama took a shot at President Trump in an interview Wednesday, blaming him for border ‘cages' that were actually instituted and used under the former President's administration.
Obama was decrying the level of support that Trump received from hispanic voters during the election campaign.
"But there's a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, you know, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans," Obama said during the interview with with The Breakfast Club radio show.
"Or puts detainees, you know, undocumented workers, in cages - they think that's less important than the fact that, you know, he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion, right?" Obama claimed.
It is more than a tad ironic that Obama begins by talking about how metropolitan elites can be out of touch with the rest of America, and then immediately goes on to pigeon hole Hispanic voters as only caring about abortion.
Are hispanic voters incapable of caring about economic issues or crime? Just because they are brown?
That isn't the most egregious aspect of his comments, however, given that he completely ignores the fact that for many years the so called ‘cages' were used by the Department of Homeland Security under the Obama administration.
When the conditions at the border facilities again made headlines in 2018 and 2019, particularly because children were being separated from their families, Trump asked that pressure be put on House Democrats to pass a law to end the practice:
When Democrats failed to do so, Trump signed an executive order demanding that the practice of separating children be immediately halted:
Democrats then complained that the EO wouldn't fix the issue, while still doing nothing themselves:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez even used the story as a photo-op, fake crying while wearing designer clothing and an expensive watch.
When news organisations, including Infowars, attempted to highlight this, the photographer who took the images claimed copyright and demanded they be removed from the story.
If Joe Biden takes office in January, expect photos of kids in cages to return. He has repeatedly promised to rapidly send an amnesty deal to the Senate within the first 100 days of his presidency that would give amnesty to 11 million immigrants who currently reside in the US without documentation.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Chief Mark Morgan has warned that if President Trump's enforcement priorities on illegal immigration are abandoned, the US will see a huge "invasion" at the border.