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 TrumpFive takeaways from Gillum and DeSantis’s first debate GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake' 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 RyanPelosi, Schumer: Trump 'desperate' to put focus on immigration, not health care Trump urges Dems to help craft new immigration laws: ‘Chuck & Nancy, call me!' Sanders, Harris set to criss-cross Iowa 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 SessionsBeto O'Rourke on impeachment: 'There is enough there to proceed' Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure 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.