As you know, we are experiencing a literal invasion of thousands of Honduran migrants at the U.S./Mexico border and things are turning violent.
At least 1000 migrants attempted to illegally cross the border which prompted Border Patrol agents to deploy tear gas to stop the stampede.
But Democrats are freaking out and are accusing President Trump of war crimes for deploying the tear gas.
Democratic lawmakers and immigrant rights groups blasted the tactics of border agents.
There’s just one problem- Obama did the exact same thing.
In fact, Obama did it almost 80 times!
Where was the outrage then? There was none. The media didn’t even report about it.
The Daily Mail reports that the tear gas used on migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border at the weekend, which prompted criticism of President Trump, was also used almost 80 times under the Obama administration, according to Homeland Security data.
Critics of Trump had denounced the action by federal agents as overkill when they used the tear gas to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers and barefoot, crying children.
But figures from the Department of Homeland Security, which emerged on Tuesday, show that the same gas was used more than once a month during the later years of Obama’s administration.
That tear gas, known as 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, was used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents a total of 126 times since 2010.
The chemical was used at the border 26 times in 2012, 27 times in 2013, 15 times in 2014 and eight times in 2015.
The data doesn’t provide details of each incident, including the locations or size of the groups targeted.
There is barely any footage or photos of the tear gas being deployed under the Obama administration.
Trump faced backlash after photos emerged of migrants being targeted at the border, including a woman and two young children running from the tear gas.
He kept to a hard line when defending its use at the San Diego-Tijuana border crossing on Sunday.
‘They were being rushed by some very tough people and they used tear gas,’ Trump said Monday of the previous day’s encounter.
‘Here’s the bottom line: Nobody is coming into our country unless they come in legally.’
At a roundtable in Mississippi later Monday, Trump seemed to acknowledge that children were affected.
‘Why is a parent running up into an area where they know the tear gas is forming and it’s going to be formed and they were running up with a child?’ the president asked.
He said it was ‘a very minor form of the tear gas itself’ that he was assured was ‘very safe.’
So there you have it.