Sunday, November 25, 2018

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

That's a tweet-sized summary of the "60 Minutes" story tonight.  I didn't watch it, I haven't seen that show in decades; just not on my radar anymore.  I should have, though.  Now notice the Presidential response, and what he responds to:

“If you’re going to separate families in the pursuit of an immigration policy, it was irresponsible to push that on top of a system that wasn’t prepared on the backend to allow the families to be reconciled later,” Shuchart told Scott Pelley.

Shuchart is no longer at DHS but he said it wasn’t like his expertise was of concern anyway.

“If they had come to you, what would your office have said?” Pelley wondered.

“We would’ve had advice on the way that needed to be done, on the recordkeeping that needed to be done. And our advice on that wasn’t sought out. And when we tried to provide it, it was ignored,” Shuchart explained.

By record-keeping, Shuchart explained he meant merely “making sure that we knew where everybody was at all times so that they could be put into contact and reunited later.”

He noted that there were parents removed from the United States and taken to other countries without records about where their child was. The Trump administration claimed 2600 children were taken from their parents, but records show that number was closer to 5,000.
Trump's facts, of course, are wrong, too:

The number of "inadmissables" under Obama is the blue line; the number under Trump is the orange line.  One President tried to enforce our immigrations laws and get Congress to reform them; one President is a xenophobic racist.

And tonight, on our border, people are being teargassed in Mexico by our government.  None of this is "fake news," in other words, except what the President says.  And what he says is lies; all lies.  And children and their families are in separate countries tonight, perhaps never to be reunited, because our President is so incompetent he can't understand what a good job as President would be.

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