MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow used images of children held in cages during the Obama administration in a segment blasting President Donald Trump over the issue.
“In terms of permanent damage done to humans, in terms of the severity of the damage deliberately done to humans, the Trump administration, no matter what else they do, they will never ever get out from the shadow of the fact that they really did, as a policy and a deliberate practice, they really did take little kids away from their moms and dads,” she said on the September 15 edition of The Rachel Maddow Show.
“They outfitted the kids with Mylar blankets and a lump of padding that was supposed to qualify as a mattress, and they told them to sleep on the floor,” Maddow added.
As Maddow spoke, photos taken by the Associated Press in 2014 — during President Barack Obama’stenure in office — showed immigrant children held in cages. One of the photos displayed showed children wrapped in the metal foil blankets provided by U.S. Customers and Border Protection.
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