The following article, Flashback: Records Show Obama Admin Repeatedly Aimed to Cut CDC Funding, Despite Biden’s Claims, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Because this story paints the Obama administration in a negative light, there’s a fairly high chance it will never be reported by the MSM.
If you attack the Obama administration, you’re not only jabbing at Barack himself, but also the former vice president, Joe Biden, the man the left is counting on to succeed in November against Donald Trump.
The thing is, the truth needs to be out there for all to see.
From Fox News:
The Obama administration repeatedly sought to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), yearly budget requests show — seemingly undercutting former Vice President Joe Biden’s repeated attacks on the Trump White House for its pandemic preparedness.
Numerous Democrats, including Biden, have falsely claimed that Trump slashed the CDC budget, and Biden has suggested that he would never pursue similar cuts. The Associated Press has noted that those claims “distort” the facts, with FactCheck.org pointing out that CDC funding has actually increased under the current administration, largely because Congress insisted on maintaining funding levels for both CDC and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Nevertheless, speaking to ABC News’ “This Week” on March 1, Biden claimed: “They’ve cut the funding for the CDC.” On Friday, Biden stepped up his attacks, writing on Twitter: “Donald Trump’s careless, shortsighted actions left our nation ill-prepared and now Americans are paying the price.”
Trump was blamed for something that occurred on Barack’s watch. Go figure, right?
The worst part is that Trump could mirror Obama’s moves and he’d still be chastised as the most evil man to ever walk the earth, simply because he’s a Republican.
And that’s the problem.
Here’s the original tweet:
— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 18, 2019
Here’s the retraction:
AFP is withdrawing this story.
The author of the report has clarified that his figures do not represent the number of children currently in migration-related US detention, but the total number of children in migration-related US detention in 2015.
We will delete the story. https://t.co/p30UjEWl7u
— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 19, 2019
Let's withdraw this, because it happened in 2015, when Obama was President and Biden was Vice President.
— Trump Derangement Syndrome (@xizzhu) November 19, 2019
We’re deleting the story because how it makes the last president look.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 19, 2019
oof, can't let any news get out there that may make President Obama's administration look bad. This was a close call, guys!! #ZeroScandals
— Shane Styles (@shaner5000) November 19, 2019
I’ve lost count of how many “outrageous Trump-era immigration stories” have actually turned out to be from the Obama era. And every single time, the media/left just shrug and say “oh, well, that was different.” https://t.co/nCrrxZZ2kr
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) November 19, 2019
"Children in cages" was totally fine when Obama was President https://t.co/gr18nSLttB
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 19, 2019
How many times now has it happened that people – with great preening & indignation – posted something online about the moral evils of Trump's immigration detention centers, only to slink away when it turned out it was from Obama years? My favorite example: https://t.co/Az40DSXS58 https://t.co/e73InJPI9J
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 19, 2019
Holy shit this is a huge error https://t.co/JHahZo9Da7
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) November 19, 2019