You can either be on the right side of history, or the wrong side, and our president Donald Trump is certainly on the wrong side. His “tender age” centers will be remembered in the same vein as internment and concentration camps. His officers will be viewed the same way Hitler’s S.S. officials are. His family and friends will be remembered as Goebbels is, the advertisers of lies to mislead the masses.
What Trump is doing to the world’s innocents at this very moment is not even remotely acceptable. The Republican party seems to be torn apart over the new policy, with some members feeling the atrocity for what it is, and others saying that Trump’s victims deserved what they got for trying to seek asylum in America, which is not illegal.
One Republican in particular has completely had it with the party for not coming together in unison against this obvious tragedy. That Republican is none other than Steve Schmidt, a man who worked closely with John McCain during his 2008 presidential campaign. Schmidt was actually responsible to convincing McCain he should choose Sarah Palin as his VP running mate, but has apparently gotten wiser with age.
Schmidt tweeted out the following statement around midnight on Tuesday:
“This child separation policy is connected to the worst abuses of Humanity in our history. It is connected by the same evil that separated families during slavery and dislocated tribes and broke up Native American families. It is immoral and must be repudiated. Our country is in trouble. Our politics are badly broken.”“The first step to a season of renewal in our land is the absolute and utter repudiation of Trump and his vile enablers in the 2018 election by electing Democratic majorities. I do not say this as an advocate of a progressive agenda. I say it as someone who retains belief in DEMOCRACY and decency.”
“Everyone of these complicit leaders will carry this shame through history. (Their) legacies will be ones of well earned ignominy. They have disgraced their country and brought dishonor to the Party of Lincoln.”
29 years and nine months ago I registered to vote and became a member of The Republican Party which was founded in 1854 to oppose slavery and stand for the dignity of human life. Today I renounce my membership in the Republican Party. It is fully the party of Trump.
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) June 20, 2018
The reaction to Schmidt’s tweet was exactly what you would expect when most of the country is against a White House policy. We saved the best responses for you below: