“This should be one of the biggest stories in the national news. Instead, the mainstream media has barely, if at all, covered any of these mass pedophile arrests. This begs the question – why?” Liz Crokin wrote for Townhall.com on Feb. 25. The numbers are “staggering” when compared to the less than 400 sex trafficking-related arrests made in 2014 according to the FBI. In a press conference from the White House on Feb. 23, Trump addressed how human trafficking is a “dire problem” domestically and internationally. “Dedicated men and women across the federal government have focused on this for some time as you know – it’s been much more focused over the last four weeks,” he said. The press conference “was barely a blip in the mainstream media and the massive arrests have been almost completely ignored by the MSM altogether,” Crokin wrote. Crokin noted some of the major arrests that have been made since Trump took office:
- On Jan. 27 authorities arrested 42 in a human trafficking operation in Tennessee.
- On Jan. 29 authorities announced that 474 were arrested in a statewide California human trafficking operation and 28 sexually exploited children were rescued.
- 178 people were arrested in Texas for sex trafficking in sting that operated in January until Super Bowl Sunday.
- On Feb. 14 the Polk County sheriff announced that 42 were arrested in Florida in child pornography related cases.