In an op-ed published by the Washington Post on Sunday, former First Lady Laura Bush compared the zero-tolerance policies of the Trump administration to Japanese internment camps. The outraged Bush — who did not vote for Trump — seems to have been strangely silent during the Obama years, when children were actually put into cages.
“I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel,” she wrote. “It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.”
Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. We also know that this treatment inflicts trauma; interned Japanese have been two times as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease or die prematurely than those who were not interned.
Former First Lady Laura Bush likened the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border to the internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII. https://t.co/YQziLFyvzR
— Axios (@axios) June 18, 2018
Quite a few reminded Bush of her hypocrisy and her silence during the Obama years.
I appreciate that I once was as big a GWB supporter as there was. I was also wrong. And realize I was merely being anti democrat. Please stay as quiet as you were from 2009-16.
— John Clark (@Mr_John_Clark) June 18, 2018
— PRIDESCARVES (@pridescarves) June 18, 2018
Your hypocrisy knows no bounds. So glad Jeb! isn't in office. (Pictures from 2014.) https://t.co/r6yYYDAv5D
— Amber (@AmberGirl3) June 18, 2018
Bush’s editorial was published on the same day that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the policy does not exist.
We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) June 17, 2018
And the demagoguery continues…
- Kathy Griffin to Melania Trump: ‘F*** you … You feckless piece of s***’
- Former CIA Director Michael Hayden hammered after comparing U.S. to Nazi Germany
- Obama Regime Kept Illegal Mexican Kids In Detention Camps As “Experiment”
- Illegal Immigrant Activists Share ANOTHER Fake Image of Kids in Cage; Ron Perlman buys it hook, line and sinker
- Joe Scarborough compares federal immigration officials to Nazis, gets shredded by White House