If CNN still doesn’t realize why no one trusts them, this should make it clear why.
On Tuesday, CNN analyst Samantha Vinograd — who previously worked in the Obama administration for several years as a national security analyst — argued that former President Barack Obama separated migrant families at the border because it was “for their protection.”
She claimed Obama’s policy was being used to help reduce human trafficking and “other kind of harm” to migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Without any self-awareness at all, she then claimed that the Trump administration should be shamed and embarrassed for using the same policies as Obama.
Below is the partial transcript of the exchange:
BLITZER: “He stopped it after he authorized the zero-tolerance policy that was announced by John Kelly here in “The Situation Room,” only, what, six or eight weeks after he was inaugurated and then the attorney general Jeff Sessions, at the time, he implemented that policy. The policy no longer exists right now, but that was a new strategy, a new policy that they had implemented to deter illegal immigration.”
VINOGRAD: “President Obama separated children from their families, Wolf, or from adults, Wolf, it was for their protection. It was as if there was a risk of trafficking or other kind of harm that might have been incurred. But even if he did do that, why is Donald Trump saying that two wrongs make a right? Again, Obama wasn’t right, but he’s saying that because something is happening under President Obama, he’s repeating it and upping the ante. That’s an incredibly poor excuse. He’s systematized that inhumane treatment that Obama was doing to protect children.”
No one on the panel batted an eye or said anything after Vinograd made these ridiculous comments.
The hypocrisy is amazing.
So, according to Vinograd’s logic, when Obama separated children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was doing it to protect children.
But when Trump briefly did the exact same thing — which was a policy used by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama — he was mercilessly attacked and insulted.