Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton responded to a tweet about the Trump administration separating migrant children from their families. She wound up knocking out Barack Obama in the process.
The article cited within the tweet claims Trump will store the migrant children in warehouses, even though the word “warehouses” in not once mentioned in the article.
Trump admin is preparing to put migrant children in warehouses on military bases after separating them from their families.https://t.co/MdRJJhSziX
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) May 15, 2018
Cruelty beyond any decent comprehension: https://t.co/rqGR3qjDbU
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 15, 2018
Spoiler alert: Warehouses were not once mentioned in the article, but that’s really the word that captured blue-check outrage. What’s really going on is that HHS is allegedly beginning the process to identify potential sites, including military bases, where migrant children may be housed in the future, if needed. From the article:
The bases would be used for minors under 18 who arrive at the border without an adult relative or after the government has separated them from their parents. HHS is the government agency responsible for providing minors with foster care until another adult relative can assume custody.
Clinton apparently forgot what the Obama administration did.
The use of military bases to hold immigrant children is not without precedent. At the peak of the 2014 child-immigration crisis, the Obama administration used bases in Oklahoma, Texas and California to house more than 7,000 children over a period of several months.
Well, well, well. Does the Obama team get a pass for doing the same thing, Chelsea?