Amid the mainstream media’s high-pitched outrage over President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” illegal immigration policy, photos from the Obama administration are being cited as evidence of glaring media bias.
It’s true that immigrant children were kept in “cages” — what the media now calls detention centers — under former President Barack Obama.
The issue is, there wasn’t nearly as much outrage when Obama did it.
Former Obama administration officials tried desperately to explain this viral photo of two immigrant children sleeping in a detention center in 2014.
The Drudge Report on Wednesday led with the headline, "Obama Kept Them in Cages, Wrapped Them in Foil."
The Daily Caller published a series of photos of immigrant children detained under the Obama administration.
Now, people are calling out the media and Democrats over the double standard.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to keep illegal immigrant families together at the border. He also called on Congress to do their jobs and pass immigration reform to address the border crisis.
"I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated," Trump said.
However, Trump said his tough stance on illegal immigration would not change, and the law would continue to be enforced.
So far, Democrats have done little more than obstruct on the issue. Top Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) recently said he wanted to keep the "focus on Trump" rather than help Republicans pass immigration reform.
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