The Media was up in arms that President Trump used tear gas at the border.
That is, until the facts surfaced.
And the facts showed that Obama used tear gas too. A lot!
The tear gas used on migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border at the weekend, which prompted criticism of President Trump, was also used almost 80 times under the Obama administration, according to Homeland Security data.
Critics of Trump had denounced the action by federal agents as overkill when they used the tear gas to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers and barefoot, crying children.
But figures from the Department of Homeland Security, which emerged on Tuesday, show that the same gas was used more than once a month during the later years of Obama’s administration.
That tear gas, known as 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, was used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents a total of 126 times since 2010.
The chemical was used at the border 26 times in 2012, 27 times in 2013, 15 times in 2014 and eight times in 2015.
The data doesn’t provide details of each incident, including the locations or size of the groups targeted.
Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Migrants run from tear gas launched by U.S. agents at the Mexico-U.S. border on Sunday. The same tear gas was used dozens of times under the Obama administration There is barely any footage or photos of the tear gas being deployed under the Obama administration.
Trump faced backlash after photos emerged of migrants being targeted at the border, including a woman and two young children running from the tear gas.
So the ladies on The View were asked about this.
And their reaction?
Take a look:
The Daily Wire had more on the story:
Leftist Sunny Hostin admitted on Wednesday that she does not care about the poor treatment the Obama administration gave to migrants because she only cares about what the Trump administration is doing.
In a segment on ABC's "The View" talking about the recent incident where tear gas was used on migrants who threw rocks at U.S. Border Patrol agents, conservatives Abby Huntsman and Meghan McCain highlighted the media's hypocrisy in their coverage for largely ignoring worse actions from the Obama administration. NewsBusters reports:
Citing the National Review, Whoopi began by pointing out that the conservative outlet argued that when President Obama tear-gassed illegal immigrants crossing the border, no one made a fuss like they are doing now in the media. But co-host Joy Behar was reticent to believe that Obama did such a thing.
"Do they have a photo like that when Obama was in office?" Behar asked while showing a picture of a woman running from tear gas with her two kids.
"Homeland Security data does validate that, that it happened multiple times, more than once a month, in fact, during the Obama years," McCain responded.
Huntsman went even further, saying: "In that piece, it said over a period of four months in 2014 under the Obama years HHS allegedly placed a number of unaccompanied children into the hands of a ring of human traffickers, who forced them to work on egg farms in and around Ohio, leading to a federal and criminal indictment. According to the indictment, the minors victims were forced to work six and seven hours a week, 12 hours per day. These are the things we don’t talk about."
"The last I checked President Obama is no longer in office," Hostin said, as she became visibly angry. "President Trump is in office!"