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Trump is trying to pull a fast one. And we can't afford to let him get away with it.

What, oh what is a fledgling dictator to do when the masses won't just blindly obey what he orders?!? The Trump administration is caught between a rock and a hard place on family separation, and to fix it, they're very quietly trying to kill yet another Trump promise with a bait and switch. But, if it's widely enough reported, this could blow up in Trump's loud, obnoxious face.

Here's the problem for the Trump immigration Gestapo. The judge in the Flores case threw cold water all over the idea of Trump keeping children from being detained for more than 20 days, even when united with their parents, so the military installation prison theory won't fly. And the judge in San Diego is insistent that the children separated from their parents be reunited soonest, and no bullshit excuses.But the whole reason the children were separated in the first place was because their parents were in detention, so, under Flores, the children couldn't stay with their parents. What do they do now?

Actually, there is a very simple solution, and it's one that has already been in use for years. What the Trump administration is very quietly doing, is releasing immigrant parents, with ankle monitors attached, so that they can be reunited with their minor children to await their far off deportation or asylum hearing. They are cynically using the reunifications to mask questions on why all of a sudden these families can be reunited.

This is the Trump shell game, and it's what we have to expose, as loudly and publicly as possible. There is a very old and simple political term for releasing undocumented immigrants with ankle bracelets while they await their hearings. It's called “catch and release.” The dread Obama nightmare called “catch and release!” Ending this ridiculous, national security nightmare policy is the whole fucking reason that Trump separated the children from their parents in the first place! So that he could lock up all of these vicious MS-13 gang bangers, dragging kicking, screaming, stolen children across the border as cover. And now, because a federal court has told him to stop being such an obnoxious dick, he's resorting to “catch and release” to comply with the judicial order.

This is what we must get into widespread media circulation, and here's how to do it. If everybody who reads this tweets or Facebook shares a quick post about Trump “catch and releasing” immigrants for reunification, and uses the hashtag “#catchandrelease,” I'm betting that we can get that hashtag to start trending, especially if people following you pitch in. And if we do that, some media monitors are going to pick up on that, research it, and report it. And if they do that, then Trump comes off as a feckless tool.

Trump has indoctrinated his mob with the idea that “catch and release” is the worst thing since typhus. While FOX won't cover this gutless sellout to fulfill a judicial order, if the rest of the media covers it, eventually even Trombies will pick it up around the water cooler. If nothing else, it will force His Lowness himself to say something stupid to justify the contradiction between his words and his actions. Wadda we got to lose?

The wait is over! Volume two of the trilogy, President Evil II: A Clodwork Orange is now available. Amazon is whining about me crashing their site, but the hell with them, I ain't in this for their health. You can also find volume one, President Evil as well. And fear not, work on volume three is just beginning.

Cross published on Politizoom.com

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Joseph Murphy
Joseph Murphy
Joseph "Murfster35" Murphy is a lifelong liberal political junkie. Being born and raised in Chicago, he is no stranger to bare-knuckle politics.
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