NY Post blasts Trump, GOP over separating families at border
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The New York Post's editorial staff blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL players stand in tunnel during anthem, extending protests 12 former top intel officials blast Trump's move to revoke Brennan's security clearance NYT: Omarosa believed to have as many as 200 tapes MORE and GOP lawmakers on Sunday over the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has separated families at the border.

“It’s not just that this looks terrible in the eyes of the world. It is terrible: at least 2,000 children ripped from their parents’ arms, sometimes literally, in just the first six weeks,” the editorial board wrote

The editorial board criticized “Team Trump” for their decision to prosecute illegal border-crossers "rather than simply deporting them."

The New York paper, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, also criticized Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP super PAC hits Dem House hopeful as 'Pelosi liberal' in new Kansas ad Trump revokes Brennan's security clearance The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Wis.), saying he has launched a “pathetic” bid to fix the controversial policy.


“Ryan’s answer is to stick a change of the law into the two big immigration bills he has the House voting on this week. But there’s no way the Senate will pass either one — indeed, not much chance the House will,” the editorial board wrote.

“Anyway, making it so Immigration and Customs Enforcement can detain the kids along with their parents is only a minor improvement — since ICE is already running out of space to hold people, and looking at 'tent cities' as a supposedly temporary expedient,” the editorial board wrote.

The publication told its readers, "You can bet that critics will start calling these 'Trump’s concentration camps,' and the term will catch on if they’re full of kids."

“The polls were starting to suggest that Republicans might not lose big in this November’s midterm elections, but they’ll turn back the other way if this keeps up — and rightly so,” it added.

“If the president doesn’t want to admit defeat, he can just add this to the long list of things he blames on Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOvernight Health Care: Supreme Court nomination reignites abortion fight in states | Trump urges Sessions to sue opioid makers | FDA approves first generic version of EpiPen Connect Beltway to America to get federal criminal justice reform done Dems urge tech companies to remove 3D-gun blueprints MORE. Trying to tough this one out is guaranteed disaster,” the board wrote.

The New York paper previously threw its support behind Trump in the months leading up to the presidential election.

The editorial also arrived just days after the New York Times's editorial board issued a call for its readers to fight against the "immoral" separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump has continued to defend his administration's immigration policy, even as the White House faces growing outcry from lawmakers and the public over the separation of families at the border.

"It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime. Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!" Trump asserted in a tweet Monday morning.