This afternoon, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to draw a distinction between “kids in cages” under Donald Trump and “kids in cages” under Joe Biden.
Biden blasted Trump repeatedly for separating families and failing to reunite them, decrying during an October debate that migrant children were “ripped from their [parents’] arms and separated.”
Harris, then a senator, said in 2018 at the peak of the family separation controversy that Trump’s treatment of migrants was a “crime against humanity.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went so far as to describe Trump-era detention centers at the southern border as “concentration camps.”
But on Monday the Department of Health and Human Services reopened a facility in Texas to house up to 700 migrants ages 13 to 17. A second facility in Florida also is being reopened.
The decision rankled immigration advocates and sparked allegations of hypocrisy given the previous Biden-Harris condemnation.
But Psaki tried claiming that unlike when Trump did it, “it’s not kids being kept in cages” when Joe Biden does it.
Of course, her attempt to make a compelling argument was a complete ‘rake to the face’ failure.
But as we will soon see, Jen Psaki wasn’t going to be the only bankrupt mental midget Biden excuse-making loser of the day.
Media firefighters come rushing to Joe Biden’s Kids In Cages rescue
Washington Post Senior political reporter, and writing for The Fix Aaron Blake screeched “it’s Not The Same.”
Because? Donald Trump is evil, while Joe Biden is saintly.
No, Biden's new border move isn't "kids in cages" https://t.co/iVOBc0BUiC
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) February 23, 2021
Trump’s ‘Kids In Cages’ Isn’t Biden’s ‘Kids In Cages’ Because…
Basically, his argument for Trump locking “Kids in cages” is different than Biden because…Biden Locked his illegal immigrant kids in shipping containers.
Also despite it being the same exact facility President Trump used, it’s not the same because Biden renamed it the ‘Migrant Facility For Children‘
Kids in cages is now “migrant facility for children.” https://t.co/AcfgIwFI1m
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 23, 2021
Twitter users using facts instead of feelings disagreed:
Get with the corporate media program, people.
Since Biden is president, these are no longer cages for kids. They’re now convex polyhedrons for the confinement of minors… pic.twitter.com/guNEghw5Vq
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) February 23, 2021
Correct, they’re actually mini-metal shipping containers with bars on the windows. Nothing like cages whatsoever.
— Dr. Tired🇺🇸 (@KingLassitude) February 23, 2021
It actually is, but thanks for playing. You don't get a prize. You don't even get the crappy home version of the game. You are a complete loser. https://t.co/YPBD5DcfJa
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) February 23, 2021
It’s the same facility. pic.twitter.com/aBeB6zg43f
— L Peezy (@WHLPJr) February 23, 2021
— CyberLuddite (@WispyNeckbeard) February 23, 2021
The bars on the windows are just to stop people breaking in.
— John (@it_again123) February 23, 2021
Let me help with tomorrow’s headline: ”Heartless Republicans, who wanted to cage children, pounce on story about camps at the border for kids”
— Resist To The Last Straw (@TheOneToTheRigh) February 23, 2021
It’s not a cage. They are merely held in shipping containers which, I should stress, are not cages. It’s like Monica in The Expanse.
— Ben@msys (@BenSearsMSYS) February 23, 2021
Immigration was a major campaign issue in 2020
“Who built the cages, Joe?” Trump repeatedly inquired at the final presidential debate, noting that he was criticized for a large warehouse detention center in McAllen, Texas, that opened in 2014 when Biden was vice president.
That facility closed last year.
As TuskerDaily reported, Joe Biden has proposed legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US and last week began to end Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers from Central America.