Migrant children forcibly separated from their parents are placed about 20 or more to a single cage. One lawmaker estimated there were 100 children under the age of 6.
Philip RuckerHomeland Security Secretary Nielsen says there’s no policy separating families at the border.
That’s not true. Trump's government has separated hundreds of children from their parents and locked them in concrete-floor cages. @WaPoSean
saw the cages today
Trump said he wishes ‘people sit up at attention’ for him as they do for North Korea’s dictator, though he later claimed to have been joking.
Philip RuckerNo U.S. president has been as free in his admiration of dictators and absolute power as the 45th, historians say. And Trump's interest seems to be growing as he becomes better acquainted with Kim, Xi and Putin
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Philip RuckerTrump’s has long exhibited authoritarian impulses, but his embrace of totalitarian leaders reached a new level this week with his praise of Kim Jong Un and apparent envy of the North Korean dictator’s absolute power
“We’re very proud of what took place today,” Trump said at a signing ceremony. Asked if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had agreed to the process of denuclearization, Trump said, “We are starting that process very quickly.”
The president’s friendly approach to Kim Jong Un contrasts with his angry spat a few days earlier with longtime U.S. allies.
Philip RuckerKim Jong Un may be considered the world’s greatest human rights abuser and a totalitarian collector of nuclear weapons, but as they met for the first time here Tuesday, Trump declared himself honored.