Ever since the story broke that the US government lost track of 1,500 children after separating them from their migrant families, most of us wondered how and when Trump would somehow pass the buck. It was never a question of whether he would do it; he’s Donald Trump. For all of his bluster, even he knows that juxtaposing 1500 missing children against his own anti-immigrant rhetoric as well as his great pride in deportation tactics… well… that wasn’t going to play well.
Put pressure on the Democrats to end the horrible law that separates children from there parents once they cross the Border into the U.S. Catch and Release, Lottery and Chain must also go with it and we MUST continue building the WALL! DEMOCRATS ARE PROTECTING MS-13 THUGS.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2018
Apparently May 26th felt like the right day. Instead of blaming former President Obama or inexplicably Hillary Clinton — he decided to toss the whole blanket of blame on “DEMOCRATS.” He also, once again, name-checks MS-13. One might have expected that he would drop “MS-13” from his lexicon as the damning statement in which he argued that those deported were “animals” was supposed to have been narrowly in reference to that gang.
Of course Trump is wrong on counts. He has made no secret that in addition to the so-called “wall,” one of the stark differences he was taking on undocumented immigrants… was the willingness to sever families.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed as much during a speech in San Diego just three weeks ago. Sessions at a thatsuch policy was part of the administration’s larger strategy in trying to stop undocumented immigration at the US-Mexico border.
“If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law. Donald Trump ran for office on that idea, I believe that is a big reason why he won. He is on fire about this. This entire government knows it.”
But, please, President Trump, tell us more about how this is somehow the fault of DEMOCRATS.