State Dept official resigns over Trump with brutal Op-Ed

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Today’s Action: Family separation is STILL happening and needs to stop NOW

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A State Department official resigns over Trump with a brutally honest Op-Ed

The seasoned official could no longer remain quiet and decided to let the cat out of the bag in dramatic fashion.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump humiliates himself during El Paso hospital visit

Trump embarrasses himself while visiting the El Paso hospital of the shooting victims.

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Congress receives bank records that could finally blow Trump’s Russia connections wide open
Mueller’s investigation might be over, but the president isn’t even close to out of the woods yet.

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Panic erupts at Texas migrant center after Trump fan shows up to terrorize immigrants

Immigrant rights activists scrambled for safety as the gun-wielding Trump supporter suddenly appeared at their doorstep.

A scathing new Pentagon report blames Trump for the return of ISIS in Syria and Iraq
The report specifically said Trump’s decision to rapidly draw down troops in Syria and pull diplomatic staff from Iraq increased instability and allowed the militants to regroup.

Trump publicly tries to manipulate the US dollar days after labeling China a currency manipulator
Trump’s comment break with a long tradition of presidents expressing public support for a strong dollar, which helps keep inflation low and has other advantages.

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Critical U.S. election systems have been left exposed online despite official denials
Researchers found 35 of the systems have been connected to the internet for months and possibly years, including in some swing states.

ICE releases 300 of 680 detainees in Mississippi, some on ‘humanitarian grounds’
Approximately 30 people detained were released at the same site they were detained on “humanitarian grounds.”

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Trump announces the next disgraced politician he may pardon
In a late night tweet, the Republican president went to bat for another political crook.


Today’s Action: Family separation is STILL happening and needs to stop NOW

Last summer, after massive public outcry, Trump signed an executive order to stop the family separation policies he created at the border. Since then, he has separated at least 900 children from their parents.

Trump is relying on a technicality he included in his executive order, that a child may be separated if the parent poses a risk. And he’s abused this technicality far beyond any reasonable line. For example:

  • Removing three young girls from a father who tested HIV positive, without giving any explanation of this “risk”
  • Separating a baby from her father because her diaper was dirty
  • Keeping a daughter from her father on false doubts of his paternity…resulting in the daughter being sexually assaulted under federal custody while separated
  • A father losing his son due to the father’s speech impediment
  • Separating families for traffic violations, property damage, and other minor “crimes” that happened many years ago, and often allegations without actual convictions

We are so angry, and our leaders should be, too. Call or email your Members of Congress and state representatives and read these examples to them. Tell them Trump has separated 900 families since promising to stop – and it’s up to Congress to fix this monstrous policy.

More than half of the separations have included children under the age of 10…nearly 200 have included children under five. And five children have died in custody.

Their living conditions are beyond inhumane, with countless examples of 8-year-olds caring for toddlers, no access to showers or clean diapers, overcrowding, and frigid temperatures. History will not remember kindly those in power who allowed these policies – IF we keep the heat on, IF we make sure it is not normalized, IF we fight back.

Email or call your Members of Congress (202.224.3121) and state representatives. Share the news that a predicted 1000 children will be separated from their parents by the end of the year, and ask them what they’re doing to fight Trump’s policies of terror at the border.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand Republicans join Democrats in condemning Trump’s hateful, racist tweets, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


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