White House counselor Kellyanne Conway confronted a CNN reporter Tuesday about the fact that a fellow CNN reporter, and others, had tweeted images of immigrant children in cages, blaming the Trump administration when the images were actually from 2014 under the Obama administration.
A lot of big names are sharing this article from 2014, but they didn’t say a word back when it actually happened under Obama.— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 27, 2018
• Linda Sarsour - Women’s March co-founder
• Jon Favreau - Obama’s speechwriter
• Jake Silverstein - NYT Magazine editor-in-chief pic.twitter.com/R4AQEDM6BD
Deleted previous tweet because gave impression of recent photos (they’re from 2014)— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) May 27, 2018
“Your CNN colleague retweeted two migrant children laying in a cage to make the point against this president,” Conway said, “It happened under President Obama’s watch and then deleted the tweet because it didn’t fit the narrative.”
“Do you or do you not care about the migrant children?” She asked before abruptly walking away back into the White House.
President Trump also criticized Democrats for mistakenly attributing the old photos to his administration Tuesday morning.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2018