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The children are hostages. Use proper terms please. (Original Post) elehhhhna Jun 2018 OP
Agreed, and "detention centers" should be called trump hotels! Va Lefty Jun 2018 #1
Excellent point. Mexico at least should be making public statements "release our hostages!" flibbitygiblets Jun 2018 #2
They are also victims of crimes against humanity lunatica Jun 2018 #3
Agreed. Tipperary Jun 2018 #4
They're more like Trump's political prisoners. procon Jun 2018 #5
+1,000 malaise Jun 2018 #6
The children are kidnap victims meow2u3 Jun 2018 #7
the wall is his ransom. stop chain migration, the lottery system. pansypoo53219 Jun 2018 #8

flibbitygiblets

(7,220 posts)
2. Excellent point. Mexico at least should be making public statements "release our hostages!"
Sun Jun 24, 2018, 03:38 PM
Jun 2018

Yes I know it would be a bit awkward for Mexico and other countries whose citizens are fleeing to America to admit their country is so fucked up that their citizens would risk the wrath of a child-abductor dictator and guy who clearly lusted after at least one of his own children

But this could be an interesting new angle. Say Mexico demands return of their infant children. But TrumpCo cronies can't find them. Then Mexico gets all indignant and outraged, and starts saying "you kidnapped our children and won't return them!".

And it's an international nightmare for Rump and his turdmongers, which plays out for the next several months while the BLUE WAVE comes in and knocks all his syncophantic enables on their rich white asses.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
3. They are also victims of crimes against humanity
Sun Jun 24, 2018, 03:40 PM
Jun 2018

But yes. Their primary use is as bargaining chips for Trump to use to get what he wants. The only reason he overestimated his position is simply because he has no clue what it is to feel even an iota of empathy, sympathy, grief, emotional shock or love. You might as well expect a stone statue to feel these things.

procon

(15,805 posts)
5. They're more like Trump's political prisoners.
Sun Jun 24, 2018, 03:46 PM
Jun 2018

He freely admits to using the cruel treatment of immigrants to bolster his poll numbers and appease his rabid voters.

meow2u3

(24,731 posts)
7. The children are kidnap victims
Sun Jun 24, 2018, 04:39 PM
Jun 2018

held hostage in Trump concentration camps. All of them are victims of crimes against humanity.

Who knows what those vermin are doing to those poor kids. For all we know, they could be trafficked. Yes, it's possible that tRUMP is running a child trafficking ring from out of the White House!

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