Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips went out to Georgetown University to ask students a simple question about a certain president’s comments on deporting illegal immigrants.
Phillips began the conversation talking with students about President Trump’s announcement that he would be using ICE to deport criminal illegal aliens. He then proceeded to read them a 2014 quote from President Barack Obama in which he cracked down on illegal alien criminals.
“We are a nation of laws,” the quote started. “Undocumented workers broke our laws and I believe they must be held accountable. Especially those who may be dangerous. That’s why over the last six years deportations of criminals are up 80 percent and we’re going to keep focusing on threats to our security."
"Whats your thought on that quote and that policy in general?” the Campus Reform reporter asked.
As you can imagine the students, of course, attributed these “racist” remarks to The Donald.
“I think that policy comes from a place of white American nationalism,” a student said.
“Donald Trump has embraced this rhetoric of racism and xenophobia — that is not beneficial to our country at all,” another explained.
"I think that's a bad decision 'cause the United States should be open to immigrants,” one student added.
Phillips then proceeded to tell the students the quote was not from the president they love to hate, but from the one that they held so close to their hearts.
“I’m gonna show you the person that said that quote,” he said.
And lo and behold, it was President Barack Obama.
The students' reactions:
“I thought it was the Trump administration that said something like that,” a student said after admitting her surprise.
“I didn’t expect it to be Obama… it never occurred to me that it could be him,” one said.
“It just shows the hypocrisy in politics,” a student correctly stated. “One person can say something five years ago and the next thing you know it doesn’t apply to them anymore and they can be the morality police for whoever is in charge now.”
Take a look at the Campus Reform video below: