It didn’t take long for snowflakes on the left to express their outrage over the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s “fake university” sting operation which saw 90 students arrested this past week for immigration violations. Like clockwork, liberals took to Twitter in order to condemn the sting operation and the man they thought was responsible for it, Donald Trump.
Except it wasn’t Trump who started the sting operation. It started in 2015—under Barack Obama.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, an alumnus of the Obama administration, called it “cruel and appalling.” She added, “These students simply dreamed of getting the high-quality higher education America can offer. ICE deceived and entrapped them, just to deport them.”
Newsday columnist Dan Janison lamented, “Once again the private sector shows the way. Trump’s experience setting up fake universities has been adapted for government use.” He was quickly ratioed by Twitter users eager to point out to him when the sting operation was created.
Jamil Smith, a “journalist” at Rolling Stone, tweeted, “Leave it to the Trump administration to use a fake university—this time, to trick immigrants into forking over cash for fake classes and invalidating their legal visas in the process. They ended up arrested by ICE. How is this anything but entrapment?” He’s not acknowledged the fact it started under Obama despite nearly a full day of being corrected.
There are endless tweets from liberals outraged at Trump, accusing him and the sting of being heartless, racist, etc. etc. And there’s a deafening silence to the revelation that it started under Barack Obama, their left-wing messiah.
Will the left acknowledge their error? Probably not. Joe Biden still claims that he and Obama never locked kids up in cages when, in fact, they did. Most people on the left conveniently ignore inconvenient facts about Obama’s immigration record because they’d much rather believe that Trump is solely responsible for things they consider racist and appalling.
Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis