One thing about leftists is they don’t let a good opportunity to use emotional leverage go to waste. Why bother with facts or figures when you can make your opponents look like Grade A d*ckbags. That’s what they tried here:
ICE has arrested a U.S. army veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and has two U.S. citizen children. His name is Miguel Perez Jr. and he has lived in the U.S. since he was 8 years old https://t.co/xheimPemlO
— Spencer Woodman (@spencerwoodman) February 1, 2018
Naturally, this tale tugged at the heartstrings of many a leftist. Resulting in a deluge of tears and soiled diapers. Along with a metric crap-ton of hatred for our citrus-hued commander-in-chief:
Patriotism, sacrifice, and courage are being met with deportation. Republicans are intentionally not solving this problem to get leverage to reduce the number of legal immigrants coming to the USA. We reject the premise of this immoral game. People are not leverage. https://t.co/S6mkAYiKTn
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) February 2, 2018
Two words that should never be uttered together in this country are “deported veteran.” @RealDonaldTrump, this is a disgusting way to treat a #veteran who selflessly put his life on the line to defend us. This is a disgrace. https://t.co/narcgn6ODc
— House Veterans' Affairs Dems (@VetAffairsDems) February 2, 2018
Another painful example of the destructive immigration policies of the Trump Administration. We must fix this broken system. Miguel Perez Jr. is a patriot and doesn’t deserve this. It is a disgrace. https://t.co/BAN0s1raJq
— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) February 2, 2018
This is how @RealDonaldTrump treats military combat veterans. A four time draft dodger wants to deport a man who gave his heart and soul for this country. Military members and veterans everywhere we must stand up and fight for our fellow brother in arms. https://t.co/2w99HHj6u2
— Brandon Neely (@BrandonTXNeely) February 1, 2018
Geez, this Trump guy sounds like a real douchelord. Anyone who would support that guy must be a troop-hating, racist asshat. There’s only one problem:
Woodman’s tweet left off why the undocumented Perez was arrested: he was caught delivering cocaine to an undercover cop.
Perez was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he “handed a laptop case containing cocaine to an undercover officer” in 2008, according to the Chicago Tribune story Woodman linked to. Perez pleaded guilty to delivering less than 100 grams of cocaine, despite having been found with much more. He ultimately served half of that 15-year sentence.
“Prosecutors also pointed out that Perez was given a general discharge from the military after a drug infraction,” the Tribune reports.
Oh, but wait. It gets even better:
But Perez was actually targeted for deportation and transferred to an ICE facility back in 2016 when President Barack Obama was still in office.
“B-b-but it’s the orange guy who personally signed-off on punting the innocent veteran over the fence. Obama would never even do such a thing!” Cue mass leftist head explosions.
These trolls thought they had a fresh anti-Trump narrative on their hands. Except, it was under their god-king Barry Bike Helmet that we told the coke-pushing veteran to vacate the premises. Like many times before, that narrative is a bust.
This pretty much sums up the left’s entire relationship with the Trump. They’re too busy lighting their torches and passing out the pitchforks to check if their accusations are even warranted. Teachable moment. Don’t be so quick to fall for a sob story.
Speaking of that: