Obama was responsible for the world’s “highest rate of of detained children” in 2015, according to a U.N. study that was removed from its website, and was also erased by Reuters and Agence France-Presse news agencies, as well as National Public Radio.
The media believed that publishing the data harmed U.S. President Donald Trump, but when they realized that the minors had been detained during the Obama administration they were quick to hide the facts, according to Fox News.
Likewise, the Wall Street Journal showed the incongruity resulting from the publication of the real data and its prompt elimination by the media.
“Oh wait. That was Obama spokesman Josh Earnest, referring in 2014 to unaccompanied minors showing up at the southern border: ‘It is unlikely that most of those kids will qualify… They will be sent back,'” WSJ quoted on Nov. 29.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) also released the data without realizing it hit the Obama administration, according to Fox News.
“This is a disgusting result of Trump’s family separation policies—pushed by Stephen Miller who has cited white nationalist propaganda in promoting his views. It’s also, apparently, a violation of a U.N. treaty, the Convention on the Rights of the Child,” the Committee’s tweet said.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also made derogatory comments that were later erased.
“What country has the world’s highest rate of child detention,” he wrote.
“Under Trump, America leads the world in locking up little kid—including 100,000 children at the border. This is immoral,” Sanders said in one of his tweets.
Donald Trump Jr., President Trump’s son, highlighted the distrust that the media generates with this type of behavior.
“I guess they will only withdraw true stories that make Obama look bad rather than leaving up the truth for everyone to see?” he wrote in a tweet.
“This is why no one trusts the media,” he concluded.
Among the immigration groups Obama was known as the “Deporter In Chief,” and the 2.5 million people who were returned to their countries between 2009 and 2015 well justify the title.
On the other hand, the figure does not record all those who were rejected at the borders or those who ‘self-deported’, according to data from ABC News, published on Aug. 29, 2016.