Maybe I’m completely wrong about this, but I don’t really believe that Melania Trump’s awful jacket was some kind of next-level media game to distract from “the real story.” This is ALL the real story: the Trumps are heartless psychopaths and everyone who has a role in this administration belongs in jail for child abuse, human rights violations and treason. That being said, I am aware that every moment we spend talking about Melania’s psycho wardrobe choices is a moment we aren’t asking where the federal government has put the migrant girls they stole.
Throughout this awful week, no one in the White House has been on the same message. The right hand doesn’t know what the fascist hand is doing, and considering they can’t even get their LIES straight, why does anyone think that there’s some Nazi at the top, pulling all the strings? Anyway, here are some stories I just wanted to put in front of everyone’s eyes. First off, Trump thinks a “Red Wave” is coming in the mid-terms:
Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
There is no cohesive plan for reunification – no one knows if the parents and children already separated will ever be reunited.
Attorneys launch a frantic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids, but find few of the children their parents are seeking https://t.co/B0Dxtd5Zn2
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 22, 2018
Chaos. Everywhere. From the government & advocates trying to house and reunite children with their parents, to federal courts dropping charges.
‘I am not convinced they have a plan.’https://t.co/6ehcfYo8lb via @HoustonChron
— lomikriel (@lomikriel) June 22, 2018
Meanwhile, there is still a sizeable segment of the population who really and truly believe that the media hired “crisis actors” and that what is happening with the caged children is not some kind of rise of a fascist regime which puts children in cages. Those people get their news from Sinclair Broadcasting and Fox News. Sinclair made their local news affiliates run pieces about how the caged-children story was totally overblown:
The Sinclair Broadcasting Group regularly forces its 193 local stations to push conservative, pro-Trump messages.
This was no exception: https://t.co/fRhVbGmCw2
— Vox (@voxdotcom) June 22, 2018
And finally, Stephen Miller – the dead-eyed Nazi who formed the caged-children policy – also enjoys eating Mexican food. He got heckled too. Now THIS is a stunt.
NY Post reports Stephen Miller was also heckled in a DC Mexican restaurant this weekend. https://t.co/WS592XeLM4
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) June 21, 2018
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