Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway slammed media outlets on Sunday for comparing child immigrant detention centers to concentration camps.
“What an outrageous disrespect to the 6 million who perished [in the Holocaust],” Conway said of the comparison during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press”.
MSNBC and other outlets have been reporting from inside the shelters for illegal immigrant children who are separated from their parents at the border. Reporters discovered that children are cared for by trained professionals and are kept in relatively good conditions, but that hasn’t stopped some commentators from likening the shelters to “concentration camps.” (RELATED: MSNBC: No, Migrant Children Are Not Kept In ‘Cages’)
“You know, I don’t have to compare that to previous regimes in other horrific countries. That conclusion, actually, is too obvious,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said on Thursday. (RELATED: ‘Morning Joe’ Compares US Immigration Detention Facilities To Concentration Camps)
Conway told NBC’s Chuck Todd that she was disgusted by the comparison and but agreed that “nobody likes” separating children from their parents.
“A lot of folks are pretending these kids aren’t getting care. You have colleagues in your network who are analogizing this to concentration camps and Nazis,” Conway asserted. “What a disrespect — what an outrageous disrespect to the 6 million people who perished at that time.”