Trump 'literally holding children hostage' for border wall: Washington Post columnist
FILE PHOTO: A four-year-old boy weeps in the arms of a family member as he and others were apprehended by border patrol agents after illegally crossing into the U.S. border from Mexico near McAllen, Texas, U.S., May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Donald Trump continues trying to paint his extremely controversial policy of separating immigrant children from their parents and holding them a jail-like facilities as somehow the fault of Democrats. This despite his own advisers bragging about the policy.


Early this morning, the president said that Democrats can "can fix their forced family breakup at the Border" by working with Republicans, even though the policy is something Trump himself put into place and could instantly change.

Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty called him out in this on Saturday afternoon saying that "Trump also lies as a strategy" and laying out how that's working here.

"Trump is literally holding children hostage to get his unpopular border wall," she writes. "He may think of it as leverage, but the rest of us should recognize it for what it is. It is a tragedy, born of a lie. He may refuse to take responsibility for what he has done, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t see a lie for what it is, no matter how often he tells it."