The mainstream media, celebrities, and other President Trump critics spent days demanding that the president fix the biggest problem in the whole wide world — keeping families from being separated after they illegally cross the border into the U.S.
Trump acquiesced with an executive order, making it clear that Congress needed to fix the problem too, but saying he wanted to do something about it in the meantime because he “didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated."
His critics didn’t appear to be satisfied one bit. They furiously tweeted their distaste and demands.
“This isn’t over. Thousands of kids have been ripped from their parents with no plan to reunite them. And now @realdonaldtrump wants to create new detention camps for families. Separating kids is unacceptable – but indefinite imprisonment of families is still cruel & inhumane,” wrote Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman demanded, “How much is the #military #parade that @realDonaldTrump Trump is planning for November going to cost? Perhaps those funds should be used to house families crossing the #border or to make the #asylum and #citizenship processes more effective?”
“We shouldn't congratulate @RealDonaldTrump on being forced to end his own cruel policy that separates children from their families,” wrote Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee. “Thousands of children have suffered & will forever be scarred by the Trump Administration’s inhumane separation of families. #FamiliesBelongTogether
DNC Vice Chair of Civic Engagement Yasmine Taeb wrote, “Shame on you, @realDonaldTrump. Issuing an EO that instead of separating children and parents who are seeking asylum, you will detain them together indefinitely is NOT a solution. This is despicable especially doing so on #WorldRefugeeDay2018. #FamiliesBelongTogether.”
Fox News political reporter Adam Shaw wasn’t surprised at the Democrats’ reaction to the executive order. He believes they primarily see this border issue as a “political cudgel” that they’re hoping to wield against Republican candidates in the upcoming mid-term elections.
Border Patrol agent inspects a water drainage tunnel that spans from Nogales, Ariz. into Mexico. (Photo by Josh Denmark)
Shaw added that claims that alien children will be held indefinitely are false, too, and being used to blow the whole issue out of proportion for political gain. He pointed out that Customs and Border Protection are already working to reunite the families that are in custody.
Meanwhile, Democrats rejected a GOP bill on Thursday that would have solidified the keeping together of families and boosted funding for better border security.