MSNBC airs video of Border Patrol dumping water left for migrants as proof of Trump’s cruelty: one problem

MSNBC airs video of Border Patrol dumping water left for migrants as proof of Trump’s cruelty: one problem
Border patrol agent emptying jugs of water (Image: YouTube screen grab)

Here we go again. The liberal media are once again attempting to show Donald Trump’s inhumanity when it comes to the treatment of migrants who attempt to sneak across the U.S. border.

In May, The Young Turks ran photographs of migrant children sleeping in fenced-in enclosures that they described as cages. The pictures were used to bludgeon the administration for its heartless policy of separating children from their families.

The only problem with the photos is that they were taken in 2014. Now, class: Who was president in 2014? (It’s also worth noting as a sidebar that House minority leader Nancy Pelosi — who jumped on the Trump-bashing bandwagon — had warned against politicizing the policy when it was carried out under Barack Obama.)

Flash forward to Tuesday and the latest round of the Left’s galling hypocrisy. This time the prop is a video of border agents emptying out gallon containers of water left in the desert by a Tuscon-based aid group.

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As the video runs with background commentary by MSNBC’s Joy Reid, the chyron at the bottom of the screen reminds us that a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration after a days-long trek through the desert without water.

It is appropriate that this reminder runs because the child’s death, though tragic, was not the fault of the Border Patrol, which did everything in its power to save her once she and her father were picked up.

As for the video, which follows? It was shot in 2011.

LU Staff

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