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Paula Chertok🗽 @PaulaChertok
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#BREAKING Trump gives in, drafts Executive Order to temporarily stop separating families at the border, per @MSNBC. So no more children as political hostages. But they’ll continue treating refugees as a whole as criminals? #CollectivePunishment #WorldRefugeeDay #Immigration
Trump: We have to be tough. Otherwise we’ll be overrun with people & crime.

So open cruelty may end but apparently “zero tolerance” won’t. 2500 children have already been separated from families. Crisis & incompetence remains as long as US criminalizes refugees. #WorldRefugeeDay
“I do thank you for your leadership”—DHS @SecNielsen begins AND ends her photo-op speech w/ Trump ostensibly ending family separation policy, eating her “there is no policy” words with an icky sycophant sandwich. (“Sycophant Sandwich” also a good caption for photo…because Pence)
.@jheil: It is possible for Trump to be pressured to stop doing vile things. That’s good. But he’s still trying to have it both ways. He wants to look compassionate & be a hero, while also using far-right “vermin” language. Press must stay on this story, hold him accountable.
SO looks like Trump & Nielsen put on a pretty propaganda show professing “heart” and compassion for locked up immigrant refugees. Reality: The Executive Order seems to change little. 2300 children to remain separated from their families. #inners #Maddow
Not only does Trump's Exec Order NOT address 2300 children already separated. But now DHS will jail whole families—indefinitely. Trump's exacerbating a crisis he created by gratuitously criminalizing all refugees. The deception, incompetence & cruelty is endless. #inners #maddow
#BREAKING A day after Executive Order & seeming cave on criminalizing refugees & imprisoning children, NOW the official cave: Trump administration says it will STOP PROSECUTING migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children. (JAGS not show?)
(Trump and GOP cruelty is only matched by their incompetence) #BREAKING: House just rejected conservative #immigration bill 193-231, via @politico
Oops😯 Melania Wears Jacket With ‘I Really Don’t Care’ On It To Visit Immigrant Children. …She was there to show a Trump with a heart🙄 😬 Again, this admin’s cruelty is only matched by embarrassing incompetence. HuffPost (pic of jacket)
Trump says Melania’s jacket was a purposeful dig at the press? Then they’re baiting the press to feed his propaganda anti-media narrative that the press is shallow and should be dismissed. Or Trump’s just a whiny brat crying “Oh yeah? I meant to do that👅”
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