Even the most unintelligent among us know that separating two-year-old children from their parents inflicts a trauma on them that will probably last a lifetime, leading to severe mental illness. The act of the separation is, of course, child abuse. The rule not to allow physical contact with children, such as simply holding a crying baby, is abuse. Yet officials and parents like Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders support Trump’s policy with Biblical references and disingenuous rhetorical posturing.
If the liar-in-chief does effectively end the DACA program, it could be remembered as one of the cruelest and despicable actions ever taken by an American president. I use the qualifier “could” because we don’t know what horrors lurk in our future under the Trump regime.