Trump's aides are reportedly showing him photos of detained children smiling and playing video games

  • President Donald Trump is reportedly being shown positive images of children separated from their parents under a new “zero tolerance” immigration policy implemented by his administration.
  • The president’s aides have shown him photos of the children playing video games, exercising outside, and smiling, an administration official told The Washington Post.
  • Trump reportedly believes the media is broadcasting only the most disturbing images in an attempt to promote public disapproval of his policy.

As images and audio of distressed migrant children detained and held in cages on the border saturate the news media, President Donald Trump is reportedly being shown more positive images of the children separated from their parents under a new “zero tolerance” immigration policy implemented by his administration.

Trump’s aides have shown him photos of detained migrant children playing video games, exercising outside, and smiling, a senior administration official told The Washington Post.

The president is reportedly consuming the media’s reporting on the migrant crisis, but believes journalists are broadcasting only the most dramatic and disturbing images in an attempt to promote disapproval of his policy, the official told The Post.

Trump has attempted to distance himself from the new practice of taking migrant children into US government custody as their parents are prosecuted for crossing the US border. He has repeatedly falsely claimed that Democrats are to blame for the deeply controversial practice, even as top members of his administration vigorously defend the policy.

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