WASHINGTON, DC – Former Democratic President Barack Obama utilized cages for illegal aliens while they were being detained for crossing into the country illegally while he was in office with no complaints.
And yet, when President Donald Trump does the same thing, Obama and other democratic leaders condemn the action, labeling it racist.
— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) November 26, 2020
Obama, in speaking in an interview with the Breakfast Club radio show, was perplexed by the support that President Trump received from the hispanic community. According to exit polling, the President enjoyed 32 percent of the hispanic votes, despite democrats’ efforts to paint him as racist.
On November 25th, Obama lashed out against the President and his use of the ‘cages’ that were used to detain those that came into the country illegally. Obama said:
“But there’s a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, you know, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans. Or puts detainees, you know, undocumented workers, in cages – they think that’s less important than the fact that, you know, he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion, right?”
You know that feeling you had about Obama? That he was the Zelig (look up the movie if you are young) of the technocratic set? He just said in a podcast, quoted by the BBC here, that: https://t.co/VEJSProS2g
— Mark Blyth (@MkBlyth) November 26, 2020
However, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security, under Janet Napolitano and Jeh Johnson, used the same ‘cages’ to detain illegal aliens for the eight years he was the President.
For those of you that may think that is crazy, look up photographs that were taken in 2014 in Nogales, Arizona and McAllen, Texas, two years before President Trump ran for office.
In those photographs, you will see chain-link fencing surrounding illegal aliens which is the same fencing being utilized by President Trump now. Of course, none of this seemed to matter when Obama was president, or at least, it was not largely reported on in mainstream media.
Yet, when President Trump keeps the status quo when it comes to detaining those illegally crossing into the United States, it suddenly becomes an issue and the practice labeled as racist.
Ah yes, those Hispanic evangelicals. So backwards. Clinging to their guns and religion, you might say. Barack Obama still the most condescending corporate liberal in America https://t.co/IqUdbx5FB7
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) November 25, 2020
Obama’s hypocritical attacks on President Trump stems from democrats failing to understand why 32 percent of hispanics apparently voted for him during this election.
According to Breitbart News, there were numerous surveys that were done after the election which may provide some insight as to how and why hispanics voted in the way that they did.
Surveys show that hispanics may have voted for President Trump because they want to “be ordinary Americans, and to escape from their assigned task of brown voters in the Democrats’ diverse alliance of racial identity groups.”
Another reason that hispanic voters may have voted for President Trump is because of the shape of the economy prior to the pandemic.
Hispanics, like others, enjoyed a seven percent median household income increase in 2019. Something that was noted by author Christopher Caldwell in the New Republic magazine:
“Trump didn’t sell out his supporters. In fact, his presidency saw something extraordinary, even if it was all but invisible from the country’s globalized cities: the first egalitarian boom since well back into the twentieth century.
In 2019, the last non-Covid year, he presided over an average 3.7 percent unemployment rate and 4.7 percent wage growth among the lowest quartile of earners.
“All income brackets increased their take. That had happened in the last three Obama years, too. The difference is that in the Obama part of the boom, the income of the top decile rose by 20 percent, with tiny gains for other groups.
“In the Trump economy, the distribution was different. Net worth of the top 10 percent rose only marginally, while that of all other groups vaulted ahead. In 2019, the share of overall earnings going to the bottom 90 percent of earners rose for the first time in a decade”
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Michelle Obama tells American people to reach out to Trump voters, after claiming they supported “lies, hate, chaos, and division”
November 9, 2020
On Saturday, November 7th, just a few days after Election Day, former First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted that Democrats should reach out to Trump voters in the coming years, in an attempt to “unite” those that supported “lies, hate, chaos, and division.”
Let’s remember that tens of millions of people voted for the status quo, even when it meant supporting lies, hate, chaos, and division. We’ve got a lot of work to do to reach out to these folks in the years ahead and connect with them on what unites us.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) November 7, 2020
As Breitbart news reported, her message underscored the difficulties Americans will face coming together after a bruising campaign.
“Let’s remember that tens of millions of people voted for the status quo, even when it meant supporting lies, hate, chaos, and division. We’ve got a lot of work to do to reach out to these folks in the years ahead and connect with them on what unites us.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 8, 2020
In response to the many news outlets who have called the election, stating that Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, won the 2020 presidential election with 290 electoral college votes, Michelle Obama tweeted:
“I’m beyond thrilled that my friend @JoeBiden and our first Black and Indian-American woman Vice President, @KamalaHariss, are headed to restore some dignity, competence, and heart in the White House. Our country sorely needs it.”
In another tweet she said:
“Thank you to all of you who poured every ounce of your hope and determination into this democracy over these past four years, registering voters, getting them into polls, keeping folks informed. More votes were cast in this election than ever before. It’s because of you.”
Thank you to all of you who poured every ounce of your hope and determination into this democracy over these past four years, registering voters, getting them to the polls, keeping folks informed. More votes were cast in this election than ever before. It’s because of you.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) November 7, 2020
“And after we celebrate we should all take a moment to exhale after everything we’ve been through, let’s remember that this is just a beginning. It’s a first step. Voting in one election isn’t a magic wand and neither is winning one.”
Back in early October 2020, Michelle Obama released a video where she sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s record as president, particularly over the coronavirus pandemic, and his approach to racial injustice.
During this video, she described Trump as “not up to the job” and that the Trump presidency was accompanied by a “constant drumbeat of fear, division, and chaos that is threatening to spiral out of control.”
She also went on to compare Trump’s character unfavorably to that of her husband, Barack Obama, who was president from 2008 to 2016 and Joe Biden saying:
“After seeing the presidency up close for eight years, maybe the most important thing I’ve learned about the job is that how a president focuses their time and energy in office is a direct reflection of the life they’ve lived before entering the White House.”
“A president’s policies are a direct reflection of their values and we’re seeing that truth on display with our current president, who has devoted his life to enriching himself.”
This in itself is a divisive tweet. You cant preach unity and scorn the choices of the people you're supposed to reach out to. Ill advised, from someone I admire.
— Orin Gordon (@oringordon) November 7, 2020
In her video she urged all Americans to vote for the Democratic party nominee, telling the nation:
“If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can and they will if we don’t make a change in this election. Search your hearts and your conscience and then vote for Joe Biden like your lives depend on it.”
In 2016, Michelle Obama famously told Democrats at their convention in Philadelphia:
“When they go low, we go high.”
Yet, in her video from October 2020, she accused Trump and his allies of:
“Stroking fears about black and brown Americans in order to distract him from his breathtaking failures by giving folks someone to blame other than them.”
Then she claimed that Trump’s approach was “morally wrong and racist, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work.” She also attacked Trump in personal terms, accusing him of taking the Secret Service, who guard him and who protected her family and the White House staff “for granted.”
She accused Trump of seeking to “enrich himself and his family,” free his friends from prison, and cut taxes and regulations for the rich with the “regular folks” paying the price.
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