Outrage has ensued over Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” cruel immigration policy that has resulted in 2,000 migrant children being separated from their families at the U.S. border in only 6 weeks. But, vice-president Mike Pence, who identifies as a Christian, has been turning a blind eye to his boss’s appalling policy of ripping families apart. On Friday, Pence gave a speech on tax reform in Columbus, Ohio, but that was after he was greeted with a “Big LGBTQ Dance Party.” From there, things got worse for Pence as protesters heckled him about the migrant kids, including asylum seekers, who are being detained along the border. “Why are you ripping children from their families?” one person shouted.
Another person shouted, “It’s cruel!” as Pence tried to thank his supporters in the crowd. In probably one of the most disgusting scenes I’ve seen from Trump supporters, people in the crowd shouted, “USA! USA! USA!” to drown out those protesting against the treatment of children at the border. Fuck everything about this.
WATCH: A speech by VP Pence was interrupted by protesters against the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border. pic.twitter.com/RclwRLAfWl
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 16, 2018
Right-wing religious leaders are now issuing sharp rebukes of the Trump administration for immigration policies that tear families apart or leave them in danger. Apparently, there is a line that they won’t cross, after all. Even Franklin Graham, a staunch Trump supporter, said on Tuesday in an interview on the Christian Broadcasting Network, “I think it’s disgraceful, it’s terrible to see families ripped apart and I don’t support that one bit.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics denounced the forcible separations, saying they could cause “irreparable harm to lifelong development” for the children.
Meanwhile, Trump is blaming Democrats for his own policy, who he said are “forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their horrible and cruel legislative agenda” even though it’s his policy and he could correct it immediately with the stroke of a pen. Trump is holding these children hostage in order to get funding to build his ego-wall along the Southern border. Trump has repeatedly blamed Democrats for his cruel policy.
It just so happens that workers at the abandoned Wal-Mart in Brownsville, Texas that Senator Jeff Merkley was turned away from, say that in the history of that facility, there’s never been a single MS-13 member there. But, Trump continues to blame MS-13 for his own policy.
Trump is doing this on purpose. Think about that for a minute. He’s intentionally traumatizing children and his vice-president who also claims to be a Christian doesn’t give a shit. This gut-wrenching issue needs to follow Pence and Trump everywhere they go.
Conservatives, you can stop calling yourselves ‘pro-life’ now, thankyouverymuch.
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