Pres. Donald Trump took to Twitter to lash out at his predecessor Barack Obama again. Trump’s ongoing obsession with Obama was on full display as he blamed him for the gang MS-13’s existence, when in reality Obama’s immigration policies had nothing to do with it. In fact, the gang had been around for decades.
The MS-13 gang was formed by Salvadorians, and caught the attention of the FBI since the early 2000s. The FBI formed its dedicated national gang task force in 2004 to combat MS-13, during the Bush administration.
By 2008, MS-13 had some presence in at least 42 states, according to the FBI.
Barack Obama took office in 2009.
Trump’s ignorant tweet was met with a strong response.
Some did the necessary fact-checking:
While others pointed out that Trump’s obsession with his predecessor was getting unhealthy: