Disgrace

Reporter Jacob Soboroff has a viral Twitter thread about his visit with other reporters to a facility holding (i.e. imprisoning) boys from immigrant families in Texas.

That eloquent quote? Sebastian Murdock at Huffington Post found the source:

At a facility in Texas holding more than 1,400 immigrant children, a mural of Trump stares them in the face. His featured quote, “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war,” is from his book “Art of the Deal” and is in reference to his failed attempt to evict tenants from their homes in 1985.

Damn. Immigrant children forcibly taken from their parents and imprisoned by Trump’s people on Trump’s orders are greeted by a bleak aphorism about his failed effort to evict people from his crappy racially-exclusive apartments more than thirty years ago. Daaaaaamn.

The HP summarizes:

At a Texas facility holding nearly 1,500 migrant children, a mural of President Donald Trump with a quote about his past attempt to evict New York tenants greets the children detained there.

On Wednesday, MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff joined other reporters in a tour of the Brownsville facility, which detains up to 1,500 boys, ages 10 to 17, who have been separated from their parents by the U.S. government. In the building ― an old Walmart ― administrators give children two hours of outdoor time, provide them with limited space within the facility and instruct them to go to bed at 9 p.m.

Some of Soboroff’s tweets:

Trump is getting his revenge on those tenants who refused to be evicted.

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