Mr. Trump and his administration have separated at least 1,995 children from their families at the U.S. border. Under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, the adults have been referred to DHS for prosecution for illegal entry into the United States. Many human rights groups including the United Nations have called for an immediate end to the deplorable policy.
On Saturday, the cover of the New York Daily News perfectly illustrated the callous heartbreaking actions that are being taken, which amount to cruel and abusive human rights violations. The latest cover depicts a two year-old migrant child in tears as her mother is detained near the border.
The words on the cover read:
‘Callous, Soulless, Craven and Trump’
An early look at Saturday's front… pic.twitter.com/aU0OqAU9uA
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 15, 2018
Although it is sickening, Trump blamed Democrats on Friday for the situation, which isn’t surprising. Trump said they are:
‘forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their horrible and cruel legislative agenda.’
This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Trump is really talking about himself and the Republican agenda here as it is obvious that they control Congress. While gas lighting America, Trump told reporters at the White House:
‘The Democrats forced that law upon our nation. I hate it. I hate to see separation of parents and children. The Democrats can come to us as they actually are in all fairness, we are talking to them, and they can change the whole border security. We need a wall. We need border security. We’ve got to get rid of catch and release.’
It is well-known that Trump could end this policy at anytime but he chooses not to do so. On Saturday morning, Mr. Trump tweeted out more falsehoods, saying:
‘Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change! This is why we need more Republicans elected in November. Democrats are good at only three things, High Taxes, High Crime and Obstruction. Sad!’
Twitter was quick to put him in his place:
In another tweet, the so-called president also called his supporters “the smartest, strongest, most hard working and most loyal that we have seen in our countries history.”
Trump then retweeted this excerpt of his weekly address from the White House’s official account:
‘Americans must demand their lawmakers support the legislation we need to defeat MS-13 once and for all, and to ensure every American child in every American community can grow up in safety, and grow up in security, and in peace.’
“Americans must demand their lawmakers support the legislation we need to defeat MS-13 once and for all, and to ensure every American child in every American community can grow up in safety, and grow up in security, and in peace.” pic.twitter.com/lZricJih8H
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 16, 2018
According to New York Daily News:
‘But wait, there’s more. This week, House GOP leaders — facing a rebellion from moderates trying to force a DACA vote via a parliamentary device — announced that they would bring two bills for a vote. The White House previously indicated support for the more moderate option, which includes $25 billion for Trump’s wall, a path to legalization for Dreamers and supposedly ends family separation.
‘Friday, Trump flipped, saying he wouldn’t sign it, then flipped again. Given the track record, why believe anything this President says?’
The Daily News summed up their article with this all-encompassing statement:
‘Dreamers, innocent children, good-faith legislators, ordinary Americans who demand sane immigration policies: the casualties of Trump’s sabotage pile up by the day.’
Featured image by Alex Edelman/Pool via Bloomberg