Hollywood celebrities and liberals across the country responded with outrage after President Donald Trump’s administration used tear gas against illegal immigrants who were throwing rocks at Border Patrol agents.
The immigrants were part of the massive migrant caravan trying to enter the United States illegally.
“It’s horrifying to see tear gas used on mothers and young children as they seek refuge in the United States. That’s not what America should be,” Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in a statement.
Singer Rihanna said the U.S. Border Patrol’s response to being attacked was “terrorism.”
Then the truth emerged about former President Barack Obama.
Obama’s CBP used tear gas more than once a month during some years.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS, since 2010, and deployed it 26 times in 2012 and 27 times in 2013. The use dropped after that, but was still deployed three times in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final full year in office,” the Washington Times reported. “Use of CS rose again in 2017, which was split between Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump, and reached 29 deployments in fiscal year 2018, which ended two months ago, according to CBP data seen by The Washington Times.”
Additionally, the Obama administration reportedly used pepper spray 151 times.
"Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A," Trump tweeted on Monday. "We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!"
There was little outcry from the left or media when Obama did it. It's very similar to the different media reaction to Trump and Obama both separating illegal immigrant families at the border.
We wonder why.