Donald Trump’s all-time favorite target has always been and will always be his predecessor, Barack Obama. He stuck with this in an interview today where he placed the blame of separated migrant families and thousands of children locked in “cages” on his forerunner — claiming that Obama established the cruel policy.
During the Oval Office interview, Trump claimed that he’s not looking to reinforce the separation policy but simultaneously claimed that it did deter people from crossing the borders — both of which are untrue statements, as he’s pushed for reinstatement of the policy and reports have shown that it did not decrease the number of asylum seekers at all.
In footage of the interview, you can watch president Trump claim, “Obama separated those children. Those cages that were shown, I think they were very inappropriate. They were built by President Obama’s administration, not by Trump.”
“President Obama had child separation, take a look,” he continued. “The press knows it, you know it, we all know it. I’m the one that stopped it.”
POTUS went on to add that without the separation policy that he supposedly did not institute nor does he endorse, more illegal migrants flood the country and treat it “like a picnic” or going to “Disneyland.”
“I was the one that changed it,” he ended.
NEW: “We’re not looking to do that,” President Trump tells ABC News’ @jonkarl when asked if he’s considering reinstating the family separation policy at the border.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 9, 2019
He must be going on some really odd picnics and visiting an entirely different Disneyland because I don’t believe that either of those involves people dying.
This entire bizarre interview not only harks on Trump’s cruelty, but it links back to serious concerns over his habitual lying as well as his deteriorating mental health. The claim that Obama instituted this outrageous policy is a downright lie — something that Trump should be well aware of.
So it begs the question, is this just another Trump ploy to lay the blame at someone else feet, or does he somehow honestly believe the shit that’s coming from his mouth?
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