MSNBC morning anchor Joe Scarborough equated the United State’s immigration detention facilities to Holocaust concentration camps on Thursday morning.
“Public defenders — in the federal courts down there in Texas — reporting that children are being told and their parents are being told that they’re being taken off to the showers,” Scarborough said, alluding to gas chambers.
“And that they’ll return. And they never return,” he added. “You know, I don’t have to compare that to previous regimes in other horrific countries. That conclusion, actually, is too obvious.”
Scarborough continued, “This is Donald Trump’s America and, yes, it sounds like something we would be condemning coming out of North Korea.”
Scarborough’s comments are in response to the reports that detained families are being separated at the border.
“Conservatives who like myself want a very tight border, and are very tight — are very conservative — when it comes to immigration,” the former Florida representative said, explaining his own immigration stance. “We believe that borders mean something. We believe that the first thing someone does when they come into our country should not be violating U.S. laws. I’m a hard-liner on immigration.”
“Morning Joe” has been consistently critical of the president and his actions. (RELATED: JOE SCARBOROUGH ATTACKS TRUMP FOR BEING ‘UN-CHRIST-LIKE,’ MENTIONS BIBLE VERSES)