Water is wet, bears live in the woods, and liberals hate Trump; some things never change.
The last of those was on full display when several members of the Left took to social media to score some political points on President Trump – or so they thought.
As Twitchy reports, a former staffer to President Obama, Jon Favreau, led the charge by sharing truly tragic photos of immigrant minors being detained in prison-like cells:
Ex-Obama staffer Jon Favreau, in a now-deleted tweet, linked to an AZCentral.com article title, “First glimpse of immigrant children at holding facility” and said “This is happening right now, and the only debat that matter is how we force our government to get these kids back to their families as fast as humanly possible.”
His obvious intent was to slam the Trump administration for its treatment of unaccompanied minors taken into custody at the border:
Look at these pictures. 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: https://t.co/IltX39vG7H via @azcentral
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) May 27, 2018
The photos however dated back to 2014, well under the policies of his former boss.
Fox News similarly reported the story:
A former Obama administration official, liberal activists and journalists incorrectly shared pictures of children sleeping in enclosed cages from 2014 to take a swipe at the Trump administration and its zero-tolerance policy towards parents and children crossing the border illegally.
It turns out the photographs were published by The Arizona Republic in 2014 after the authorities detained over 1,000 children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally and placed them in a detention facility. The Daily Calller first reported on the error.
But Favreau was not alone, several more liberals and media personalities like Linda Sansour and Shaun King looked to swipe Trump over the pics —
This makes me sad and angry. https://t.co/WM1m57iR8x
— Paolo Uggetti (@PaoloUggetti) May 27, 2018
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) May 27, 2018
I saw this photo floating around and didn’t know if it was real.
Children of immigrants are being held in cages, like dogs, at ICE detention centers, sleeping on the floor. It’s an abomination.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 27, 2018
As Twitchy reports, tweets by Kate Hinds and Jake Silverstein were posted then quickly deleted:
The first photo looks like a pound. A pound for children. https://t.co/81v6J9d1TT
— Kate Hinds (@katehinds) May 27, 2018
All of these photos are disturbing, but the first two are especially awful. https://t.co/iheM6KWUid
— Jake Silverstein (@jakesilverstein) May 27, 2018
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, a frequent Trump critic, simply replied to the photos: “dear god.”
dear god. https://t.co/X0ZiDpAnw1
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) May 28, 2018
In 2016, a court unsealed photos & video frames from inside Border Patrol’s holding facilities for immigrants.
— Russ Kick @ AltGov2 (@thememoryhole2) May 27, 2018
CNN reporter Hadas Gold too deleted her tweet, clarifying that the photos were taken several years ago.
Deleted previous tweet because gave impression of recent photos (they’re from 2014)
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) May 27, 2018
Many people commented on her tweet and some of the above tweets and asked if they cared any less for the photos knowing they occurred under Obama:
So are you no longer upset about the images because that happened under Obama or…? https://t.co/IuLaqBSJ9A
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) May 27, 2018
Then why didn’t you tweet them in 2014? Because it happened under President Obama? Funny how you only cared when you thought President Trump was reponsible.
— Rose Hypnol (@MsRoseHypnol) May 27, 2018
Right? Appalling that this happened during the Obama regime. Spin, spin like the wind libs.
— Anthony Sink (@Eisbaer8866) May 28, 2018
Oops. Happened under Obama?
— Paul Blume (@PaulBlume4) May 28, 2018
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
“Deleted tweet because we can no longer use it to further our agenda and proves we were biased in our coverage of Obama.” Fixed it for her.
— Joseph Daher (@joedah87) May 27, 2018