Channel 4 News just exposed how cynical and hypocritical Trump really is

Donald Trump
Fréa Lockley

Despite saying he didn’t have the authority to sign an executive order to stop the separation of immigrant families at the US border, Donald Trump ‘realised’ he did. Because on 20 June, he signed the order. And it didn’t take long for Channel 4 News and others to expose his cynical hypocrisy.

‘Magic’ powers

Trump found what must be ‘magic’ powers. As Channel 4 News pointed out effortlessly, signing this order was quite a turnaround. Because on 15 June, he said he couldn’t. And he tried to pin the blame on the Democrats.

In fact, he’s been deflecting blame onto the Democrats quite a lot:

On 15 June, then, immigration laws were apparently impossible to change through an executive order at all. And Trump blamed the Democrats for a law he created.

But now, he’s signed one. And others on his team have also backtracked:

‘Lies’

As Bernie Sanders has said, the Trump administration can’t get their own story straight. And Sanders posted a video on 20 June with some sage advice for Trump:

If you’re gonna lie, at least tell the same lie over and over again.

The video says Trump’s people are using these lies to “cover up their immoral policy”.

As The Canary previously reported, Trump’s administration has enforced a “zero-tolerance” immigration policy since April. Prior to this, children stayed with their parents.

The video shows how many times Trump’s administration has varied its narrative, and exactly how Trump’s policy worked.

Congratulations?

As one Democratic politician said:

And he’s right. Because Trump is ending a policy he created in the first place – one that traumatised thousands of children and parents:

Meanwhile, there is widespread cynicism about what this executive order actually means for families, since it doesn’t end the zero-tolerance policy:

So Trump is no hero – no matter how much he (inevitably) brags that he is in the coming days. He has reversed a policy, which he said couldn’t be reversed, after creating it in the first place and lying about it. This man is the president of the United States of America. Just let that sink in.

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