What is Donald Trump’s problem? When the border guard used tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border, it blew into the eyes of children, of babies. Trump did not care. It would have been easy to apologize, because the tear gassing of infants and youngsters was an accident. Yet, POTUS doubled down instead.
When a person lacks the capacity for empathy, people at the border do not matter; because they do not impact the commander-in-chief’s life. Other than as a nuisance, Trump does not see the legal asylum-seekers as human beings worth care and compassion. He tweeted:
‘Pres. Trump defends the use of tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border: “They had to use, because they were being rushed by some very tough people.”‘
Pres. Trump defends the use of tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border: “They had to use, because they were being rushed by some very tough people.” https://t.co/2jaWDYGLx3 pic.twitter.com/0Fm0aPvnPh
— ABC News (@ABC) November 26, 2018
Why is it that tear gas in war is banned? This is how being tear gassed feels, according to soldiers, The Washington Post reported:
‘Eyes well and throats tighten, and men and women training for war uncontrollably gag. Nearly every uniform is coated in snot. Some recruits vomit.’
Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Tom Perez tweeted, according to The Washington Post:
‘Shooting tear gas at children is not who we are as Americans. Seeking asylum is not a crime. We must be better than this.’
The incoming Democratic governor of California, Gavin Newsom, contended that these horrendous images are not who America is. He tweeted:
‘These children are barefoot. In diapers. Choking on tear gas. Women and children who left their lives behind — seeking peace and asylum — were met with violence and fear. That’s not my America. We’re a land of refuge. Of hope. Of freedom. And we will not stand for this.’
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