Trump’s Family Attacks

The final push for the vote in 2020 and I want to just help the info out if you are still trying to decide which old fart gets your vote.

Let’s look at Trump policies toward families and then you tell me where he has done a good job…..we all have heard the horror story about the missing children from the border….545 to be honest….probably more…..but here is what Trump has had to say about this situation….

In response to a question about the more than 500 parents who have yet to be found after they were separated from their children under Trump administration’s “zero tolerance policy”—which forcibly broke up thousands of families before it was halted in June of 2018—President Donald Trump said that “children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people, cartels,” a claim immigrant rights groups rejected.

“Fact check: Migrant children separated by the Trump administration during Zero Tolerance came with their families, not coyotes,” the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services tweeted. “We know. We worked with the children who were sent to shelters after being separated. Facts matter.”

Center for American Progress has done a look around at the Trump family policies…..

The long-term well-being of the United States is rooted in how well we invest in young children and prepare them to lead the country, drive economic growth, and build strong families. This requires children to have their basic needs met: food, housing, safe caregiving, and adequate medical care. Unfortunately, the Trump administration’s policies have undone many of these goals.

For the past four years, the administration has undermined basic supports—in particular, targeting Black families, Indigenous families, and other families of color, as well as families with low incomes and immigrant families. Now, as the nation faces a pandemic that is disproportionately affecting these same communities, the administration’s unique failure to respond to the coronavirus crisis is exacerbating existing harms that will negatively impact a generation of children.

Here are five ways that the Trump administration’s policies are harming children:

5 Ways the Trump Administration’s Policies Have Harmed Children

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4 thoughts on “Trump’s Family Attacks

  1. I have seen many filmed news reports about the separation of families. The are in-depth reports filmed with the cooperation of the border guards, inside the caged compounds built for the purpose. I don’t really see how that truth can be denied by anyone, let alone the president who ordered it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. President Donald Trump’s ongoing tactics, as current leader of the United States, to stoke fear, hate, discord and divisiveness. In stirring up fear and hate, Trump has been using Adolf Hitler’s playbook from the 1930s and 40s in Germany.

    From the moment Trump announced his candidacy in 2015 he has raised fears and sought scapegoats to get supporters to find someone else to blame for their problems. He characterized immigrants as “criminals, drug dealers and rapists” and promised to ban Muslims from entering the country. He has engaged in race baiting and sided with white supremacists. Hitler was a white supremacist whose scapegoats included Jews.

    Trump has cozied up to authoritarian leaders in Brazil, North Korea, Poland, Turkey and Russia. Like Hitler, Trump has attacked the legitimate news media as the “enemy of the people.” Accurate reporting that puts Trump in a bad light is always “fake” news.

    Anyone who has studied Hitler will recall he loved big crowds and revved them up with rants packed with propaganda and lies. He thought if you told a big lie often enough, people would believe it. Trump loves rallies too. Plus, he has made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims as president, telling some of the same big lies again and again, according to Washington Post fact checkers.

    Hitler attacked and undermined the courts and the electoral process. So has Trump. Even before the outcome of the 2016 presidential election Trump warned it was rigged. He is doing the same thing ahead of the November 2020 election.

    In a desperate effort to rekindle his faltering reelection campaign, Trump has ratcheted up his fear-mongering rhetoric in recent months amid the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread public protests in cities following killings of unarmed Black people by police. His Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore was a Hitlerian attempt to fire up white Americans against anti-racism protesters in cities around the country. He inaccurately called protesters “far-left fascists.” Fascists are, in fact, far-right authoritarians like Hitler.

    In July, Trump ordered anonymous federal forces to Portland, Ore., and threatened to send them to other Democrat-run cities. The heavily-armed forces arrived under the guise of protecting federal buildings from protesters, but the forces really were window dressing for Trump’s “law and order” reelection campaign pitch and to get campaign ad videos. The federal agents mistreated peaceful protesters and did everything but goosestep through city streets. They mostly inflamed the protests.

    Trump and his sycophants Attorney General William Barr and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have tried to blame nationwide anti-racism protests on leftist “antifa” outside agitators, especially when protests sometimes turned to riots. But Washington Post fact checkers, other news reports, and local police records found no evidence of antifa being behind rioting and looting that occurred in May and June. Antifa is a loose political protest movement that fights fascism and white supremacy.

    My uncles were anti-fascists. They fought against Hitler’s army in Europe in World War II, as did millions of other patriotic American uncles and fathers and grandfathers. Now Trump calls the anti-fascists “terrorists.” What does that say about him?

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