With all 47 Democrats and 2 Independent Senators supporting legislation that would end the Trump administration policy of separating parents and children seeking asylum at our southern border, the White House is under intense pressure to end its inhumane directive.
But while many on both sides of the aisle have spoken out – including all five First Ladies, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Rosalynn Carter, Laura Bush and even Melania Trump; former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly; and Republican Senator John McCain – not everyone is so quick to admit that putting children in cages is bad policy.
Trump’s mouthpieces at Fox News are among them, with the especially devoid-of-compassion Laura Ingraham – who was last in the news for mocking the survivors of the Parkland shooting – leading the charge.
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In a desperate effort to ameliorate the coverage of these modern-day concentration camps, Ingraham blithely suggested that the centers were akin to “summer camps.”
I don't know what the fuck kind of summer camp Laura Ingraham went to… pic.twitter.com/MiWewWQpAg
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 19, 2018
With children in a constant state of despair, and some even considering or attempting suicide, these are no summer camps. Throughout the world, the policy enacted and carried out unilaterally by the Trump administration is being likened to WW2’s Japanese internment camps and even Nazi concentration camps.
While it is too late for the Trump administration to absolve themselves for the history books, it is not too late to do what must be done and reunite these children with their parents.