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Obama Trashes Trump on Immigrant Kids ‘in Pens.’ Doesn’t Mention He Built the Pens

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Obama appeared in Detroit over the weekend and went on a seemingly unscripted rant about conservatives.

Looking surprisingly bitter and disheveled, Obama hammered an issue that has been dominating headlines: The southern border.

In a video clip shared by The Hill, the 44th president attacked the Trump administration for the controversial policy of detaining minors who enter the country illegally.

“I’d like to think there are compassionate conservatives out there who think there’s nothing compassionate about ripping immigrant children from the arms of their mothers at the border and putting them in pens,” he angrily lectured.

There were a few glaring problems with the statement. The biggest? Obama was the president who started “putting them in pens,” not Trump.

You probably remember a viral photo that was circulating online earlier in the year. Sure enough, it depicted children resting in a cage-like enclosure at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility.

And it was from 2014 — two years before Donald Trump was even elected.

Here’s the picture:

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