The Trump administration’s cruel treatment of migrant families was intentional and calculated

January 18, 2021 ☼ trumpmigrants

Source: The Washington Post

Link: The Trump administration’s cruel treatment of migrant families was intentional and calculated

AFTER THE Trump administration, in May 2018, unveiled its “zero tolerance” policy, under which migrant families would be separated at the border, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the government “never really intended” to remove children from their parents. That was a lie.

A report by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General confirmed what was broadly obvious at the time of family separation, as well as before and since — that the administration’s cruel treatment of migrants has been intentional, calculated and surgically effective in dispensing pain and suffering.

I get sick when I read this. The cruelty was always the point.