During her speech yesterday for day one of the the DNC, headline Michelle Obama said:
“They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.”
Last night, @MichelleObama said that Americans "watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages."
The "cages" were built and used under her husband's administration. But they blame Trump for everything.
— Matt Faircloth (@matt_faircloth) August 18, 2020
This statement has been fact checked by the AP, who writes “THE FACTS: The reference to cages is misleading and a matter that Democrats have persistently distorted”
AP states these “cages” were facilities built during her own husband’s administration.
Per AP “They are chain-link enclosures inside border facilities where migrants were temporarily housed, separated by sex and age.”
In addition, to add further irony “at the height of the controversy over Trump’s zero-tolerance policy at the border, photos that circulated online of children in the enclosures generated great anger. But those photos — by The Associated Press — were taken in 2014 and depicted some of the thousands of unaccompanied children held by President Barack Obama.”
You can watch Michelle Obama’s full speech, including her fact checked remark below.