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NBC Says Trump Admin Ran ‘Pilot Program’ for Family Separation… in October 2016?

The article does not make a single mention of President Obama or his administration.

By NTK Staff | 06.29.2018 @10:03am
NBC Says Trump Admin Ran ‘Pilot Program’ for Family Separation… in October 2016?

NBC News reported on Friday that the Trump administration facilitated a “pilot program” of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border long before the current crisis. But the news organization also reported that the program started in October 2016, a month before President Trump won the election and several months before he ever took office.

According to the outlet, the Department of Homeland Security separated more than 2,000 children from their guardians following the start of Trump’s zero-tolerance policy in May.

But the practice of family separation started weeks before the president defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in November 2016 and months before he took the oath of office:

But numbers provided to NBC News by the Department of Homeland Security show that another 1,768 were separated from their parents between October 2016 and February 2018, bringing the total number of separated kids to more than 4,100.

Remarkably, the NBC article, as of the publication of this post, makes zero mention of President Trump’s predecessor. In contrast, the report mentions the word “Trump” nine times, not including its title, “Trump admin ran ‘pilot program’ for separating migrant families in 2017.”

Instead, NBC’s Lisa Seville and Hannah Rappleye made vague references, saying the policy “predates” Trump’s presidency.

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