Michelle Obama held no punches at the Democratic National Convention Monday evening.
Referring to family separations at the border, Michelle said of American citizens:
“They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.”
What she conveniently failed to mention is that those cages were built by her husband and with the same purpose that the Trump Administration used them.
The Associated Press, which is largely held to be the flagship example of objective journalism, called out Michelle saying that her point was “distorted”
“Michelle Obama assailed President Donald Trump on Monday for ripping migrant children from their parents and throwing them into cages, picking up on a frequent and distorted point made widely by Democrats.
The AP continued to mention Michelle’s amnesia when it came to who created the cages:
But what she did not say is that the very same “cages” were built and used in her husband’s administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily.
The same report alluded to another AP story from 2018 when images of children in “cages” at the border created a hailstorm of rhetorical fury towards the Trump administration. Problem was, as exposed by the AP report, the images were from 2014…during the Obama administration:
The former First Lady has been known to make statements that come back to bite her. During the 2016 presidential election, Michelle threw shade at Hillary with reference to her and Bill’s shaky marriage:
“One of the things, the important aspects of this race, is role modeling what good families should look like. And my view, if you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House. Can’t do it.”
That was when kindness didn’t matter – during an election. But all other times kindness is important. It makes sense if you try really hard.