Donald Trump thinks that he and his predecessor feel the same way about “illegal immigration.” Did President Obama lock up children in cages as a deterrent to other refugees? No, of course not. Did President Obama order children ripped from the arms of their mothers and fly them across the country with no system for reuniting them? NAGain, no. So, what makes Trump think that the two agree?
President Obama was talking about the people who brought illegal guns into the U.S. He wanted to prevent gang members from free access back-and-forth across the southern border. He also wanted to discourage people bringing illegal drugs into this country. He wanted to change immigration laws:
‘I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration.’
Not only did 45 agree, he said:
‘I totally agree!’
What was Trump missing about the two leaders’ tweets? Obama was criticizing what specific groups of people were bringing into the U.S.: illegal guns, gang violence, and illegal drugs.
The man currently sitting in the Oval Office could not see or did not choose to see his own racism. This president can cruelly put children in cages. He can set up tent jails for older children and leave them there without any formal education. What a lost opportunity!
Obama was talking about immigration reform. The current commander-in-chief was talking about dehumanizing people of color.
Trump has had no empathy. Obama has been so moved at times during his presidency that tears ran down his face.
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