Samantha Bee Mocks Trump’s Executive Order Stopping Child Separation: From ‘Baby Internment Camps’ to ‘Mommy & Me Jails’
On Wednesday night, Samantha Bee slammed President Donald Trump for his executive order that ended the separation of illegal immigrant families at the southern border.
Trump reversed his policy of separating migrant children from their parents that had sparked intense backlash over the past week. And the executive order he signed Wednesday afternoon will keep children and parents detained together “indefinitely.”
“Yay! No more baby interment camps, just regular internment camps… Cool! That’s what we call a win in 2018,” Bee exclaimed. “To be clear, I am happy that at least these kids are theoretically are gonna stay with their parents, but Mommy & Me Jails are not a solution.”
The Full Frontal host said that we’ve “tried the family detention thing before” and that it was “very not good.” She then invoked the 1997 Flores settlement which forbade the incarceration of migrant children longer than 20 days and expressed doubt that anyone in Congress will have better solutions.
“Baby Jails are the worst possible thing, but Mommy & Me Jails are a close second,” Bee continued. “Any solution to this problem has to start from the premise that children should not go to jail. I know, I know. I’m such a radical leftist.”
She then took a moment to mock those who were too hesitant to describe the detention centers migrant children were placed in as “cages.”
“Wow, who knew conservatives were so sensitive about the c-word,” Bee reacted. “I should make a note of that.”
Bee also took shots at Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House advisor Stephen Miller.
Watch the clip above, via TBS.
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