While most media either fawned over her, as we reported earlier, or printed what she said uncritically, not pointing out the lies, she told one whopper so big that the AP fact-checkers just couldn’t let it pass.
Now, there are actually a few lies in this clip including “peaceful protesters” and “emboldening white supremacists.”
"They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown in cages." pic.twitter.com/sU3cAO3kyv
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 18, 2020
But the obvious deception the AP nailed was the chastising Trump for the kids in “cages” when it was her husband and Joe Biden who built the “cages.”
Even the AP 'Fact Checkers' couldn't let this whopper slide. https://t.co/T9LeRvYopl
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) August 18, 2020
Not only did they call it out, they called it out very honestly, noting the effort by Democrats, in general, to continue to lie about the “cages” and blame Trump.
From the Seattle Times:
A look at her remark in the keynote address at the opening night of the remote Democratic National Convention:
MICHELLE OBAMA, on Americans: “They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.”
THE FACTS: The reference to cages is misleading and a matter that Democrats have persistently distorted.
Trump used facilities that were built during the Obama-Biden administration to house children at the border. They are chain-link enclosures inside border facilities where migrants were temporarily housed, separated by sex and age.
At the height of the controversy over Trump’s zero-tolerance policy at the border, photos that circulated online of children in the enclosures generated great anger. But those photos — by The Associated Press — were taken in 2014 and depicted some of the thousands of unaccompanied children held by President Barack Obama.
When that fact came to light, some Democrats and activists who had tweeted the photos deleted their tweets. But prominent Democrats have continued to cite cages for children as a distinctive cruelty of Trump.
These were never cages in the sense that people generally consider cages, they were huge holding areas that folks were held in when they first came into a border control facility, that were separated by chain link fencing. But the media never cared about the “cages” although Obama had thousands of kids there and they were problematic for overcrowding.
Wow, an Obama lies about Obama’s “cages?” Brazen https://t.co/abXIhAtU0e
— Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli (@HomelandKen) August 18, 2020