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Tom Steyer Blames Trump for Obama-Era Immigration Abuses

A report on Obama-era abuses of immigrant children made the rounds on social media on Thursday. Many, including Steyer, blamed Trump. But it was actually under the Obama administration.

By NTK Staff | 06.21.2018 @4:03pm
Tom Steyer Blames Trump for Obama-Era Immigration Abuses

Liberal mega-donor Tom Steyer accused President Trump of “terrorizing innocent children” in a tweet that shared an Associated Press article on abuses at youth immigration centers.

The article detailed several horrific instances of abuse towards immigrant children at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center. One child recounted being strapped to a chair and suffocated when staff placed a bag over his head. Another claimed that guards would lock him in solitary confinement for most of the day.

It’s a terrible story, but there’s one problem with Steyer’s tweet. The AP story indicates that much of the abuse happened under the Obama administration.

In the only two instances the AP specifies a date for any events related to the alleged abuse, the victims had already filed lawsuits in 2016. Donald Trump did not assume the presidency until January 2017, meaning the abuse occurred in the years leading up to his presidency.

Steyer could be forgiven for blaming Trump, though, given the content of the AP article. The article’s nearly 50 paragraphs make several mentions of Trump, but zero mentions of President Obama or his administration.

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