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Misleading Tweets By Liberal Activists Fuel Trump

May 29, 2018 - 8:50 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has seized on an error by liberal activists for tweeting photos of detainees at the U.S.-Mexico border in steel cages and blamed the current administration for separating immigrant children from their parents.

The photos were taken by The Associated Press in 2014, when President Barack Obama was in office.

In this June 18, 2014 file photo, two female detainees sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Pr
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool

Trump tweeted early Tuesday: "Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama's term showing children from the Border in steel cages. They thought it was recent pictures in order to make us look bad, but backfires. Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country...Bipartisan Bill!"

The Trump administration has come under fire for its immigration enforcement policies, which critics say will unnecessarily separate children from their parents at the border.