Associated Press Fact-Checks Michelle Obama’s Claim In Her Convention Speech That Trump Put ‘Kids In Cages’

Written by K. Walker on August 19, 2020

It seems her previous position of “when they go low, we go high” has been tossed out the window.

Michelle Obama was praised by the media after her Convention speech–but it seems that she wasn’t so honest with her “facts.” Her truth modification was so egregious that she has been fact-checked by the Associated Press.

Her (rather mediocre) speech was lauded by the media as The Greatest Speech Delivered By A Woman In American History. Ok, so perhaps they didn’t quite go that far, but they did fawn over her in a rather disgusting way.

You’d think that she came down from Mount Sinai with her face shining and carrying two stone tablets!

That’s not exactly what her speech was about–it was a half-hearted infomercial on why you should vote for Joe mainly resting on the premise that he’s not Donald Trump. She also, consistent with her brand, bashed anyone who disagreed with her.

The most awful thing about her speech, however, were the blatant falsehoods that she spouted after she told the American people that they need “a devotion for facts and history” and that the nation is “underperforming on matters of character.”

Well, things are about to get awkward…


Among the many false claims, Michelle O said that Trump was “emboldening torch-bearing white supremacists,” thereby continuing to spread the “Fine People Hoax” but she also pushed the idea that President Trump was so cruel that he was tearing migrant children from their families and throwing them “in cages.”

As we know, the children in cages photos that were being spread by Democrat operatives and journos to bash Trump were from 2014–when Barack Obama was president.

The Associated Press fact-checked Obama on her claim about the migrant children “but what she did not say is that the very same ‘cages’ were built and used in her husband’s administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily.”

Here’s the damning AP fact-check:

THE FACTS: The reference to cages is misleading and a matter that Democrats have persistently distorted.

Trump used facilities that were built during the Obama-Biden administration to house children at the border. They are chain-link enclosures inside border facilities where migrants were temporarily housed, separated by sex and age.

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.

When that fact came to light, some Democrats and activists who had tweeted the photos deleted their tweets. But prominent Democrats have continued to cite cages for children as a distinctive cruelty of Trump.

Source: Associated Press

Michelle also reiterated her “when they go low, we go high” comment which is just astounding since she was wallowing in the gutter for her entire 18 and a half minute speech.

You can watch Michelle’s full speech here:

Michelle Obama lecturing America about systemic racism, Republican “greed”, and “when they go low, we go high” from her $12 million home in Martha’s Vineyard is peak Democrat hypocrisy.

There’s a line in The Rose Tattoo, a play by Tennessee Williams that is relevant here…

“The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite.”

Ain’t that the truth!

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll