Ask the average American when tear gas started being used at the border to repel attempted illegal border crossings and most would say this is new under President Trump. That’s because mainstream media and leftist politicians have painted this weekend’s border incident as something unique to this President.
They are lying.
When President Obama used tear gas at the border 27 times in 2013 alone, nobody was crying about the poor asylum seekers (other than those hit by the tear gas, of course). Mainstream media was silent. Leftist politicians pretended like it wasn’t happening, covered it up, or even defended President Obama’s actions.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS, since 2010, and deployed it 26 times in fiscal 2012 and 27 times in 2013. The use dropped after that, but was still deployed three times in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final full year in office.
Use of CS rose again in fiscal 2017, which was split between Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump, and reached 29 deployments in fiscal 2018, which ended two months ago, according to CBP data seen by The Washington Times.
Border authorities also use another agent, pepper spray, frequently — including a decade-high record of 151 instances in 2013, also under Mr. Obama. Pepper spray, officially known as Pava Capsaicin, was used 43 times in fiscal year 2018, according to the CBP numbers.
Americans are getting played by leftists and mainstream media. Any opportunity they have of making President Trump look bad or President Obama look good, they’ll take it. Truth only hurts when they can’t bury it. We cannot allow that.