Blatant lie: Trump says govt has no choice but to separate kids, cites 'horrible law'

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This might be the most demonstrably, completely false thing the president has said. It's just rank untruth, couldn't be more inaccurate, and it reflects his desire to cover up a moral wrong he alone is responsible for.

I mean, the Department of Homeland Security is well equipped to house families together in detention until they were, as an intact family unit, either admitted or deported. It has been that way for years. The Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations all did it as a standard practice.

Only since about January of this year has the practice begun of separating children as young as 18 months old from their parents at detention processing, thereafter, in the words of John Kelly, "putting them up for foster care, or whatever."

Own it, scumbag. You and your people have decided to do this. Nobody is going to buy that you didn't.
 
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The president is, in the British definition of the term, a lying ****.

The backlash against this ridiculous policy seems to be large, and hence Trump will never take responsibility for it.
 
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And... When the backlash becomes so great that Trump is pressured into ending this policy -- without of course ever taking responsibility for having implemented it in the first place -- his supporters will hail him as a great humanitarian and offer up his decision as "proof" that all his anti-immigrant biases are just more "fake news" being spread by the lying press.

Such are the times.
 
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And... When the backlash becomes so great that Trump is pressured into ending this policy -- without of course ever taking responsibility for having implemented it in the first place -- his supporters will hail him as a great humanitarian and offer up his decision as "proof" that all his anti-immigrant biases are just more "fake news" being spread by the lying press.

Such are the times.
Yeah, but most people won't believe him. Trump's record on immigration is well established. This is not a problem he can lie his way out of.
 
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Yeah, but most people won't believe him. Trump's record on immigration is well established. This is not a problem he can lie his way out of.
I hope you're right. We'll see if "most" translates to "a sufficiently large majority of actual voters."

Cheers.
 
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