Trump Doubles Down On Immigrant Crackdown: Vows To Stop Illegals Who "Infest" The US

President Trump lashed out at Democrats in a series of morning tweets on immigration - the latest defense of his administration's new "zero tolerance" policy of enforcing rules created and enforced under the Bush and Obama administrations - while the left is now making "internment camp" comparisons.

"Democrats are the problem," said Trump. "They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13." 

The President then said that since Democrats "can’t win on their terrible policies" they view illegals as "potential voters" - ostensibly referring to granting undocumented migrants amnesty.  

In a subsequent tweet, Trump said "We must always arrest people coming into our Country illegally," and that " Of the 12,000 children, 10,000 are being sent by their parents on a very dangerous trip, and only 2000 are with their parents." 

Which raises additional questions: 

Not everyone was happy with Trump's Tuesday tweets - such as CNN's Chris Cillizza who suggested that Trump was conflating MS-13 gang members with "small children being separated from their parents." 

On Monday, Trump said the U.S. would not be a "migrant camp" while defending his administration's approach to border control. “The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility," adding “You look at what’s happening in Europe,” he continued, “you look at what’s happening in other places – we can’t allow that to happen to the United States. Not on my watch.”

Democrats have focused on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy announced earlier this year by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in which all illegal immigrants caught trying to cross the border will be prosecuted - in many cases separating parents from their children. That said, with up to 80% of migrant children arriving without parents - the "separating families" argument begins to unravel.

The firestorm began several weeks ago when a photograph of "caged" migrant children was misattributed to the Trump administration - when in fact the photo was taken while Obama was President. 

Still, the left continued to push - likening migrant detention centers to "internment camps," while pictures of Obama's "cages" continue to circulate. 

Meanwhile, children are kept in government-run facilities under Trump are much safer, cleaner and far less brutal than than where the children originated from in most cases. 

Former First Ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama joined together to criticize the Trump administration - which many immediately noted were passed into law and enacted by their husbands

Then there's Hillary Clinton in 2014 suggesting that "just because your child gets across the border, that doesn't mean the child gets to stay."

What an inconvenient truth!