Morning Joe Blames Trump Administration for Inhumane Border Conditions

NewsBusters | 7/2/2019 | Staff
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Conservative journalists have been reporting for years about the humanitarian crisis that illegal immigration has caused. For months, Republicans in Congress have been pushing for additional funding to address the crisis at the border, consistently shot down by their colleagues on the other side of the aisle. In the last few weeks, however, Democrats and their allies in the media have finally woken up to the fact that our border is in disarray.

Despite once saying that Americans are “stupid” for believing there is a crisis at the southern border, Morning Joe is now trying to shift the blame on the Trump Administration and claim the moral high ground when it comes to the inhumane conditions faced by arrested illegal immigrants in increasingly overwhelmed migrant detention centers.

Tuesday - Edition - Show - Washington - Post

On a Tuesday edition of the show, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and MSNBC economic analyst Steve Rattner attempted to push the blame to the President:

EUGENE ROBINSON: Well, this stuff -- this starts at the top, Willie, and Heidi. It really does. I mean, the President sets a tone and you just heard the tone he is setting. I mean, it's, yeah, go ahead, go after the Democrats in Congress. They're wrong. They want open borders. I mean, there's no accountability. There was no word of sympathy for the immigrants, no word of reprimand for the agents who participated in these groups and it's a reflection of the attitudes that they are actually being encouraged to have and to display and this only gets worse, I think, until there's a change of tone at the top.

STEVE - RATTNER - House - Bill - Aid

STEVE RATTNER: I think it's just worth noting that the House bill to provide the additional aid would have put significant limits and requirements on how DHS treated these immigrants. The Senate shot it down and passed a bill...
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