Chelsea Clinton is establishing herself as a leader in the resistance against Donald Trump.
She’s stepped up her social media attacks on the Trump administration.
But she fired off one attack that instantly blew up in her face.
Democrats and the left were outraged when Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson allegedly compared slaves to immigrants.
The Washington Post reported:
“Carson, who was confirmed as HUD secretary last week and is the only black member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, was talking about the work ethic and dreams of immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island in his first speech at the department.
“There were other immigrants who came here on the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less,” Carson said as he walked across a stage holding a microphone.
A HUD spokesman declined to comment on Carson’s statement. The department later tweeted: “This is the most cynical interpretation of the Secretary’s remarks to an army of welcoming HUD employees. No one honestly believes he equates voluntary immigration with involuntary servitude!”
The left pounced and twisted Carson’s remarks to launch their latest hysterical attacks on Trump and his administration.
And Chelsea Clinton joined right in.
She tweeted her outrage:
This can't be real. Slaves were not & are not immigrants. 2017. https://t.co/8CuUvnR2Mf
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 6, 2017
There was just one big problem.
Barack Obama had also made similar comments – and no one batted an eye.
“In 2015, during his remarks at a Naturalization Ceremony at the National Archives and Records Administration, Barack Obama literally made the same claim as Carson.
“Certainly, it wasn’t easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination and hardship and poverty. But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them. And they were able to muster faith that, here in America, they might build a better life and give their children something more,” Obama said.”
A quick Google search would have spared Chelsea Clinton the embarrassment of attacking Ben Carson for something Barack Obama said first.