SHOCKER: Jon Favreau admits he never would have posted that Obama-era photo of children in cages

As Twitchy reported, many on the Left expressed their outrage at the Trump administration after a photo of illegal immigrant children being housed in cages began making the rounds on social media. It turns out, though, that most progressives were too busy hitting the retweet button to notice that the photo accompanied an Arizona Central news article from 2014 … and who was president then?

Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau was among those who tweeted (“This is happening right now”) and then deleted the photo after noticing the date, and he accompanied his deletion with an 11-point thread about how Republicans don’t want to fix our broken immigration system and instead are “perpetrating cruel and inhumane policies” — like keeping kids in cages?

We know that Favreau thinks he’s tied a nice bow on the whole incident, but Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday brought up Favreau’s deleted tweet and drew Favreau’s ire.

When @jonfavs propagated lie of @realDonaldTrump imprisoning children, he was caught and took it down. But did he write on how that picture reflected on his former boss and his policies, or just try and move on to next attack. So obvious that he avoided the real significance of

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 30, 2018

the picture he passed off and current, which distorted the true situation. Rather than respond, he attacks. He attacks different things and people from Stephen Miller, but he always attacks, always trolls. It defines them both. Very Roy Cohn. Rooted in ‘08 run v @HillaryClinton

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 30, 2018

Favreau then pointed Hewitt to his epic thread on immigration, but he also served up this shocker of a confession (heavy sarcasm there):

I would never, EVER have posted that picture if I knew it was from 2014. The argument against Trump’s policy, and why it’s far worse than either Obama or Bush, is plenty strong without it. And anyone who knows me or has worked with me will tell you that.

— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) May 30, 2018

Whoa — he never, EVER would have posted that picture if he’d known it was taken during his boss’s administration? No way.

we «know» you would never EVER have posted that picture if you’d known it was from 2014. believe me. we know THAT.

— Dani The Girl (@NewYearsDani) May 30, 2018

Translation: I would never, EVER have posted that picture if I knew it would make my team look bad, because what’s important to me is scoring partisan points and I only care about the children to the extent that I can use them to do that.

— David B. Cohen (@DavidBCohen1) May 30, 2018

Of course you wouldn’t. You’d only use those kids if it advanced your shallow partisan talking points. You don’t give two shits about them. Thanks for the confirmation.

— Tone Loc (@ToneLocNV) May 30, 2018

So the picture you posted to show how terrible current policy is vs old isn’t needed now that you know it’s picture of old policy? Okey dokey.

— NTL (@NightTrainLayne) May 30, 2018

“You see, it’s so strong I didn’t NEED to post pictures showing up my old boss to beat up the current occupant of 1600. No. There was no need for that, so not knowing it was from 2014, I posted it.”

— (((≠))) (@ThomasHCrown) May 30, 2018

Integrity check: fail.

If you only call strikes against the other team while admitting you wouldn’t have called one against your side, you fail.

— AlJumJuma (@AlJumJuma01) May 30, 2018

If any of this was true, you would have posted the pic in 2014 and called out Obama.

— Slovydal (@Slovydal) May 30, 2018

What is a hypocrite for 500

— PaleAndLoitering (@WhiteCovenant) May 30, 2018

This guy was a speechwriter?

Why did the Beltway crowd swoon for this guy? He cannot string together three sentences that make sense.

— William Martin (@William__Martin) May 30, 2018

Nice guy that he is, Hewitt gave Favreau the benefit of the doubt:

I believe that. I really do. But when you discovered it was 2014 and under President Obama, a useful piece to balance the false coverage launched would have been about the difficulty presented by minors in custody. I’m concerned that 10K kids in custody of @HHS today is recipe

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 30, 2018

for a disaster and that’s why I’m covering it. Having stubbed toe, I’d think you’d want to bore ion on the real problem which isn’t partisan.

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 30, 2018

The picture you posted —and deleted— was from 2014. What policy mandated those conditions? Whose fault was it? For accountability now means accountability then. What you have not suggested on time line is alternative to housing these children while parents are incarcerated.

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 30, 2018

You might believe in not incarcerating anyone who reaches the border…I don’t know. But playing the victim when you pulled the proverbial Mark Twain is something. Respond with another attack. Just piling up the evidence for @mckaycoppins next piece.

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 30, 2018


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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 29, 2018

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