Trolls at the border

Trump's child separation policy was purposefully designed to be met with outrage. Here's why.

President Trump, Kirstjen Nielsen, Mike Pence, and Stephen Miller.
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So this time the White House really lost a battle, right?

In the wake of overwhelming public pushback against his deeply-unpopular policy of separating children from their migrant parents, President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to allow detained families to be housed together. Given how reluctant this administration is to ever admit error, backing down in this manner would seem to suggest that the administration grossly miscalculated.

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