What do Jeff Sessions, Kirstjen Nielsen, Donald Trump, FOX News and many of Trump's followers have in common? They're utter liars. They lie as easily as they breathe. They will lie about anything that they believe the Gullibillies will swallow - and that's a shipload of "anything."
When the tsunami of rage and disgust swept over the Executive Branch scumbags, they quickly tried to distract the collective idiocy by claiming they were only doing the very same thing that Obama had done during his presidency. It's the sort of thing scumbags do. And, as usual, it's a pack of lies.
"The Obama administration, the Bush administration all separated families," Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters at the White House on Monday. "They absolutely did. They did — their rate was less than ours, but they absolutely did do this. This is not new."
But immigration advocates and former Obama administration officials say that's just not true: The Obama administration did not have any kind of widespread practice of separating children from their parents. Trump's policy aims to prosecute every single illegal border crossing, including asylum-seekers. The government separates children from their parents or legal guardians because the adults have been referred for prosecution for illegal entry into the United States.
The idea that this is simply a continuation of an Obama-era practice is "preposterous," said Denise Gilman, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas Law School. "There were occasionally instances where you would find a separated family — maybe like one every six months to a year — and that was usually because there had been some actual individualized concern that there was a trafficking situation or that the parent wasn’t actually the parent."
Once custody concerns were resolved, "there was pretty immediately reunification," Gilman told NBC News. "There were not 2,000 kids in two months — it’s not the same universe," she added.
Obama’s top domestic policy adviser, Cecilia Muñoz, said the Obama administration did consider a similar policy, but determined it heartless.
"The agencies were surfacing every possible idea,” Muñoz told The New York Times in an interview recently. "I do remember looking at each other like, ‘We’re not going to do this, are we?’ We spent five minutes thinking it through and concluded that it was a bad idea. The morality of it was clear — that’s not who we are."That is who Donald Trump is. He's more than a deviant, serial sex-offender, philandering, thieving and cheating narcissist. He's a sociopath, devoid of empathy, guided by no moral compass, a predator to all who fall within his reach. He's a despotic scumbag and it's time to realize those who follow and promote him, those who venerate him, evangelical or not, are no better. Donald Trump is an evil man, remarkably even eerily like evil men from the past. He breaks bread with kindred spirits such as Erdogan, Orban, Duterte, Kim and Putin.
Trump is evil and no one, especially no American, can refuse to see it. Our history books are full of what happens when people look the other way. For me, I merely have to look above my desk to see the pips and badges of the Canadian Fusiliers, the Oxford Rifles and the Essex Scottish, regiments in which my dad served and went to war to remind me of the evil that lurks in men such as Donald Trump.