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If you are an American citizen, or a person who values decency, you should be stunned and appalled and ANGRY at what is happening.
During JUST the last six weeks, 1,995 children were taken from their migrant parents at the Mexican border. What this number does not reflect is children being torn from parents who arrived at our borders to legally seek asylum.
This is the very definition of cruelty.
This week, it was announced that 450 children and babies would be housed in tents. Tents. In Texas. In the middle of the summer. The heat inside the tents is anticipated to reach over 130 degrees.
This is the very definition of torture.
And all this is how low America has fallen.
Trump is grabbing nursing babies literally from the breasts of mothers. Trump is tearing families apart. The American Academy of Pediatrics has called this “government-sanctioned child abuse.”
My mind explodes at the horror of it all.
To massively compound this affront to decency, Trump has lied about his direct role. Due to ever-increasing national and international protests, Trump did what he always does: he blamed somebody else. In this case he blamed the whole thing on, you guessed it, Democrats.
This inhumane policy is direct from the White House, and is being implemented by, you guessed it, Jeff Sessions.
When a reporter asked Trump about the controversy, Trump, of course, lied again:
Nobody who has paid close attention to Trump for many decades will be surprise day any of this.
Trump has a long history of having no concern about behaving in a manner that is not only selfish, but unethical and/or immoral. His current crackdown on undocumented immigrants is not especially different, from where he sits, then the shenanigans he pulled in building and bankrupting his Atlantic City casinos, or seizing land from little old ladies to build a parking lot, or screwing the vendors who supplied him out of payment. All of it is “the strong” using “the weak” in whatever way they wish, because the ends always justifies the means.
It is clear that Trump cares little for human suffering, at least among non-whites. He’s shown that with not only his immigration policy, but also his nonchalance about Puerto Rico, his disdain for the United Nations and its relief missions, and so forth. But he does care about maintaining his hold on power, and the backlash has not been good for him on that front. Religious leaders are blasting him, GOP pooh-bahs are scared witless this could cost them big-time at the ballot box, and even Fox News is wondering if Trump has chosen the right course.