Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) dropped a Trump bombshell when he released a draft plan to NBC News revealing that the President and his administration PLANNED to “traumatize children and intentionally create a humanitarian crisis at the border”.
The memo is dated from 2017 when border crossings were actually at a much lower rate than they had been the year before yet the title is written with typical Trump exaggeration flair- “Policy Options to Respond to Border Surge of Illegal Immigration.” The draft memo was given to Senator Merkley from a government whistleblower and he then released it to NBC News. Merkley took to Twitter to respond in outrage against such a conniving and intentional move.
.@realDonaldTrump’s child immigration strategy is immoral and comes from a dark place in the heart of this administration. Children are NOT expendable commodities in political battles.— Jeff Merkley (@JeffMerkley) January 18, 2019
Aside from the horrifying notion presented by Trump and his flunkies is also the fact that his Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen lied to the House Judiciary Committee this past December when she appeared before them to report on the border separations and is on record as saying, “We’ve never had a policy for family separation.”.
Merkley, who traveled to the border this past June, joins a host of others who are completely stupefied by the brazen lies from the Trump administration, especially given that the country has just come out of the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history.
“President Trump has shut down the government over a crisis we now know he deliberately created… This document shows Trump Administration staffers plotting to create a humanitarian crisis at the border—criminalizing the search for asylum, tearing children from their parents’ arms, and expanding the lock-up of both parents and children.”Senatory Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Merkley is not willing to let this issue drop, calling out Trump and his entire cooperative administration for what he sees not as partisan politics but as a failure to uphold a moral obligation for the care and concern for CHILDREN.