The game

Under pressure, Donald Trump ends immigration family separation

Talking Points Memo:

The President says he’s signing an executive order to end family separations. The actual aim seems to be to pick a fight with the courts and allow separations to continue while blaming judges. According to The New York Times, the President will sign an executive order allowing children to be detained indefinitely with their parents. The problem is that that violates a 1997 consent decree saying that you can’t detain/imprison children for more than 20 days (technically what’s currently happening isn’t detention). It straight up violates that order. So what will almost inevitably happen is that a court will step in, say you can’t do that and then Trump will announce that the judge is forcing him to keep separating families.

Nothing he ever does is as it seems. He will change something meaningless, make it even more cruel but in a less obvious way, and it will divert the media long enough for the whole story to die down.

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  1. Senator James Inhofe (OK) has been against allowing brown people into to the US for decades.

    Inhofe has been in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry since the day he entered Congress.

    Yesterday Inhofe claimed, in a Senate hearing, that Scott Pruitt was the victim of a witch hunt and a fake news media smear campaign.

    Trump is presiding over the most corrupt administration since Caligula.

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