Pelosi Declares Democrats Would Never Put Children In Cages — Forgets Obama Put Children In Cages

Benny Johnson | Reporter At Large

Nancy Pelosi spent the majority held her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol demagoguing Donald Trump for enforcing U.S. immigration law.

“It’s ridiculous to think that the way to protect the border is to put children in cages,” Pelosi said in scorched-earth remarks to the House press corps.

Pelosi regularly hit the talking point that Democrats would never put illegal immigrant children in cages on the border: “Democrats have taken full responsibility for the border,” Pelosi said, “But we don’t think we have to put children in cages to do it.”

In response to a question about Trump tweeting that her “dream” is open borders, Pelosi said, “No matter what my dream is, [Trump] would still be there.”

Pelosi went on to say that Trump is incapable of “civilized human behavior.”

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The comments, however, are in direct conflict with images published by the Daily Caller this week.

The images of Texas- and Arizona-based child detention facilities were taken in 2014. They show crowded chain link cages full of children who crossed the border illegally under the Obama administration.

Alex Wong/Getty Images

NOGALES, AZ – JUNE 18: Detainees sleep and watch television in a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

NOGALES, AZ – JUNE 18: Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

Two female detainees sleep in a holding cell at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Arizona, in this June 18, 2014 file photo. Hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children being processed and held at the center are separated by age and gender. REUTERS/Ross D. Franklin/Pool/Files (UNITED STATES – Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) – TM3EA6I18PG01

A young boy bows his head in a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Arizona June 18, 2014. CBP provided media tours June 18 of two locations in Brownsville, Texas and Nogales that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. REUTERS/Ross D. Franklin/Pool (UNITED STATES – Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS SOCIETY) – TM3EA6I1DVK01

Hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are separated into age and gender holding areas as they are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Arizona June 18, 2014. CBP provided media tours June 18 of two locations in Brownsville, Texas and Nogales that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. REUTERS/Ross D. Franklin/Pool (UNITED STATES – Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS SOCIETY) – TM3EA6I1DVR01

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