Buried in the New York Times story about Donald Trump’s extended tirade against his Homeland Security chief was the real reason he was so peeved at her—and it’s downright evil:
One persistent issue has been Mr. Trump’s belief that Ms. [Kirstjen] Nielsen and other officials in the department were resisting his direction that parents be separated from their children when families cross illegally into the United States, several officials said. The president and his aides in the White House had been pushing a family separation policy for weeks as a way of deterring families from trying to cross the border illegally.
Just to be clear, Nielsen and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under her direction haven’t shown any hesitation about separating families. Remember DHS separating a 7-year-old girl and her 39-year-old mother—asylum seekers fleeing violence—for four entire months without ever giving a single damn explanation for it?
In fact, this week Nielsen defended the agency’s so-called “zero tolerance” policy on NPR, saying undocumented immigrants shouldn’t be treated differently than U.S. citizens—even when their kids.
“That’s no different than what we do every day in every part of the United States — when an adult of a family commits a crime,” she told NPR. “If you as a parent break into a house, you will be incarcerated by police and thereby separated from your family.”
“Illegal aliens should not get just different rights because they happen to be illegal aliens,” she added.
Let’s not even get into what a twisted and pitiful analogy that is.
Anyway, apparently DHS isn’t being cruel and evil enough for Trump’s tastes and he’s pissed about it. We have a very sick man leading our country, and his vileness is seeping down into every agency under his direction.