- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Trump ripped Democrats on Twitter Thursday morning after they were forced to delete tweets that used Obama-era photos of a border detention facility in an effort to slam the current administration.

“Democrats had to quickly take down a tweet called ‘Kids In Cages, Inhumane Treatment at the Border,’ because the horrible picture used was from the Obama years. Very embarrassing!” the president tweeted.

The Democrat-led House Oversight and Reform Committee deleted tweets on Tuesday that included a picture taken by Associated Press photojournalist Ross D. Franklin during the Obama administration in 2014, which showed detainees sleeping in a holding cell at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Arizona.

“Last week, members of our committee visited a detention center at the southern border and discovered grotesque treatment of children,” the Democrats’ tweet read. “This week, we are examining the inhumane treatment of the children in these detention centers.”

Another tweet by the same account that also used the 2014 photo criticized Mr. Trump for “grotesque” and “dehumanizing” policies at the border.



Both tweets were deleted after the Twitter accounts for the Oversight and Reform Committee Republicans and Mr. Trump’s reelection campaign pointed out the error.

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