Donald Trump’s entire presidential platform was built on the promises of cruel and unusual immigration policies, specifically at our southern border. And while, since taking office, Donald has dropped the ball on several of those promises, most specifically the idea that Mexico would be forced to pay for the border wall, he has implemented his fair share of inhuman policies — the biggest of which being separating children from their families and detaining them in concentration camps where they’re tortured and sick without access to so much as a toothbrush, clean water, or a blanket.
While our news feeds are constantly full of Trump minions spouting off approval of these policies, it’s often easy to forget that there are still many big, important names out there that are just as outraged as we are. Just recently, famed country singer Willie Nelson called Donald and his administration out on the atrocity that’s being committed at our southern border. But it wasn’t long ago that every living first lady chastised the president for the humanitarian crisis he has induced — even Donald’s very own wife, Melania issued an unusual statement that seemed to align with those that came before her.
Below are the statements against Donald Trump and his administration regarding the inhumane crisis taking place at our southern border:
Melania Trump (via her office) — “Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”
Rosalynn Carter — “The practice and policy today of removing children from their parents’ care at our border with Mexico is disgraceful and a shame to our country.”
Hillary Clinton (via Twitter) — “What’s happening to families at the border right now is a humanitarian crisis. Every parent who has ever held a child in their arms, every human being with a sense of compassion and decency, should be outraged.”
Laura Bush (via Twitter) — “I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart. It is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents — and to stop separating parents and children in the first place.”
Michelle Obama (via response to Bush’s tweet) — “Sometimes truth transcends party.”
It is important to remember in such dark and desolate times, that there are people on our side, fighting the good fight to rips this administration apart and put an end to the cruelty.
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