It’s going to be interesting to see how Trump tweets that this is fake news and blame it on the leakers in the White House.
Trump referred to some undocumented immigrants as “animals” on Wednesday and suggested the Justice Department investigate the Democratic mayor of Oakland, Calif., for her role in tipping off the community about an impending federal enforcement raid in February.
“We have people coming into the country — or trying to come in, we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country, you wouldn’t believe how bad these people are,” Trump said. “These aren’t people. These are animals.”
As if that’s not enough, they have plans for what to do with the children of immigrants after they’re separated from their parents.
The Trump administration is making preparations to hold immigrant children on military bases, according to Defense Department communications, the latest sign the government is moving forward with plans to split up families who cross the border illegally.
According to an email notification sent to Pentagon staffers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will make site visits at four military installations in Texas and Arkansas during the next two weeks to evaluate their suitability to shelter children.
The bases would be used for minors under 18 who arrive at the border without an adult relative or after the government has separated them from their parents. HHS is the government agency responsible for providing minors with foster care until another adult relative can assume custody.
I’ve gotten beyond wondering when the tipping point will come. As I noted yesterday, there are going to be people on TV — guess which channel — who are going to nod and smile and agree with him that yes, immigrants are animals and then wonder why the Democrats don’t support Trump for his efforts to find a final solution.
When we get to this point, friends, I’ll take immigrants, documented or otherwise, over these boorish and ignorant fascists any day.