James Woods Eviscerates Obama Legacy, Posts His Own Version of Time Cover


The liberal media has declared all-out war on President Donald Trump, evidenced by their incessant and self-righteously indignant negative coverage of virtually everything he says and does.

The latest outrage du jour for the virtue-signaling liberal media is the “zero tolerance” border policy — based on court precedent set in 1997 and clarified in 2016 — that results in illegal immigrant families being temporarily separated when detained and processed following illegal entry into the country.

That policy from the administration has been likened to the vile and despicable acts of the Nazis, and the media has gleefully perpetuated the notion that Trump and his administration have taken delight from splitting up families and throwing children in “concentration camps.”

Along those lines comes the latest magazine cover from TIME — who have a history of slamming Trump on their covers — which juxtaposes a smugly smiling Trump looking down on a sobbing illegal immigrant girl who’d been detained with her mother at the border.

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There’s just one big problem with TIME’s cover and accompanying piece — the separation of illegal immigrant families at the border didn’t start with the Trump administration, but occurred under the past few administrations as well, including that of former President Barack Obama.

Conservative Hollywood actor and social media firebrand James Woods said as much when he posted his own modified version of TIME’s magazine cover, which featured Obama walking away from yet another problem that Trump would have to fix.

As the Washington Examiner reported, an Associated Press article covered a lawsuit that alleged abuse and mistreatment by illegal immigrant minors at detention facilities … which occurred during the years Obama was in office.

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Of course, the AP went out of its way to not even reference Obama once in the article — though they mentioned Trump no less than four times — even as the article made clear the alleged abuse occurred during 2015-2016.

Furthermore, TIME’s magazine cover in and of itself was extremely misleading.

As was reported by The Daily Wire and many other outlets, the little girl who TIME chose to represent children separated from their parents at the border was in fact never separated from her parents.

In fact, as per the girl’s father who still lives in Honduras, the girl’s mother took the young child and abandoned three other children in her home country so she could seek economic opportunity in America.

When the mother and daughter were detained — and kept together — after crossing the border illegally, she falsely attempted to claim asylum. According to the father, both mother and child were doing well and were in fact much safer now in U.S. custody than they had been traversing Mexico with the aid of “coyote” smugglers and traffickers.

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In the end, TIME’s cover reeks of “fake news” promulgated by an obsessively anti-Trump liberal media that is so consumed with hatred for the president that they refuse to allow inconvenient facts to get in the way of their narrative.

It has, unfortunately, become necessary for individuals like Woods and many others to routinely call out the media for their disgustingly overt bias, as distastefully tedious — though at times hilarious — as that task may often seem.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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