There’s just one big problem with TIME’s cover and accompanying piece — the separation of illegal immigrant families at the border didn’t start with the Trump administration, but occurred under the past few administrations as well, including that of former President Barack Obama.
Conservative Hollywood actor and social media firebrand James Woods said as much when he posted his own modified version of TIME’s magazine cover, which featured Obama walking away from yet another problem that Trump would have to fix.
As the Washington Examiner reported, an Associated Press article covered a lawsuit that alleged abuse and mistreatment by illegal immigrant minors at detention facilities … which occurred during the years Obama was in office.
Of course, the AP went out of its way to not even reference Obama once in the article — though they mentioned Trump no less than four times — even as the article made clear the alleged abuse occurred during 2015-2016.
Furthermore, TIME’s magazine cover in and of itself was extremely misleading.
As was reported by The Daily Wire and many other outlets, the little girl who TIME chose to represent children separated from their parents at the border was in fact never separated from her parents.
In fact, as per the girl’s father who still lives in Honduras, the girl’s mother took the young child and abandoned three other children in her home country so she could seek economic opportunity in America.
When the mother and daughter were detained — and kept together — after crossing the border illegally, she falsely attempted to claim asylum. According to the father, both mother and child were doing well and were in fact much safer now in U.S. custody than they had been traversing Mexico with the aid of “coyote” smugglers and traffickers.
In the end, TIME’s cover reeks of “fake news” promulgated by an obsessively anti-Trump liberal media that is so consumed with hatred for the president that they refuse to allow inconvenient facts to get in the way of their narrative.
It has, unfortunately, become necessary for individuals like Woods and many others to routinely call out the media for their disgustingly overt bias, as distastefully tedious — though at times hilarious — as that task may often seem.