MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace was mystified on Monday by how Donald Trump administration officials can morally justify their “horrific” conduct.
“There is a stench,” Wallace noted. “Those are the powerful words written to describe the humanitarian crisis at the border now resulting in the suffering of children and infants as the president and his administration concoct a toxic brew of political opportunism and operational incompetence.”
“Blockbuster reporting from multiple news organizations drawing our attention to the tragedy unfurling on U.S. soil at the direction of the Trump Administration,” she noted.
“We’ll start with reporting in The New York Times, quote, a chaotic scene of sickness and filth is unfolding in an overcrowded border station in Clint, Texas, where hundreds of young people who have recently crossed the border are being held. That’s according to lawyers who visited the facility this week. Some of the children have been there for nearly a month, children as young as 7 and 8. Many wearing clothes caked with snot and tears are caring with infants they just met, the lawyer said,” she explained. “Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teenaged mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk.”
Wallace drew on her pre-journalism experience as White House communications director during the George W. Bush administration.
“I worked in a White House that was unpopular for a million different reasons, but I did not encounter people who didn’t have sort of the check on their own humanitarian of ‘I’m a parent, I imagine what it would be like to be a parent.’ How do zombies carry out these policies?” she wondered.
“Who are these people? Who’s the person who argues in court they don’t need toothbrushes, they weren’t supposed to be there for long?” she continued.
“Why do we have to protect people from ourselves? Why do we have to protect children from the U.S. Government?” Wallace wondered.
Fox News personality attacks women of color for ‘pouting’ over Trump’s racist tirades
Fox News hosts at "The Five" responded to the press conference by four Congresswomen of color with outright sexism.
"Donald Trump won that press conference. Nancy and 'The Squad' lost. It looks like they want to victimize themselves even further," said host Jesse Waters, saying "We will not be silenced."
"I don’t think that’s the way to go against President Trump. You have to meet them on the same level," Waters continued, though he didn't explain what that meant. "They are continuing to play the victim and pout and now they want to impeach him for tweeting. They are saying he’s a white nationalist and he’s committing human rights violations and deporting all these people."
‘This is his plan to pit us against each other — to continue to enrich his friend’: Ilhan Omar demands Trump’s impeachment
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) ripped President Donald Trump on Monday for his "blatantly racist" attacks on the four young women of color known as "The Squad."
Omar made her remarks in a press conference with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"This country was founded on the radical idea that we are created equal and endowed by our creator with inalienable rights. And, yes, we have a long way before we fully live up to those values. It is for this reason precisely that we have to take action when a president is openly violating the oath he took to the Constitution of the United States and the core values we aspire to," Omar said.
Trump tries to change the subject by blaming Obama — then accidentally admits he’s putting kids in ‘cages’
President Donald Trump was the target of a Democratic press conference with four Congresswomen of color who were calling him out for racist tweets telling them to go back to their countries.
The women attacked every policy that Trump seems to be losing on. Trump seemed to try and pivot to another issue entirely, blaming former President Barack Obama for building the cages that he's putting children in after he takes them from their parents.
The Obama Administration built the Cages, not the Trump Administration! DEMOCRATS MUST GIVE US THE VOTES TO CHANGE BAD IMMIGRATION LAWS.