Why are all of President Trump’s most prominent critics seemingly deranged? Is this an effect of TDS, or are deranged individuals simply predisposed to hating Trump? Over the last week, the behavior of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, E. Jean Carroll, and now Rosie O’Donnell makes us wonder how much insanity contributes to the proliferation of liberal ideology. Not like, rhetorical insanity, but real, true-blue mental illness. Because something isn’t right with these folks.
On Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live After Show,” former talk show host O’Donnell told Andy Cohen that President Donald Trump was not only presiding over a handful of “concentration camps” at the border, but that he was actually in charge of more than 100,000 such camps throughout the United States. Citing a source of, well, nothing at all, O’Donnell launched into the bizarre diatribe after Cohen asked her about participating in the Lights for Liberty rally – an event aimed at ending immigrant detention facilities.
“Yeah, the concentration camps, even though there’s lots of controversy about the word. But actually, legitimate scholars who study genocide say, yes, these are, in fact, the criteria for concentration camps, they meet them. There are over 100,000 camps in nearly every state,” O’Donnell said. “There’s between 10,000 and 13,000 children, that could fill Radio City Music Hall twice. That’s how many children unaccompanied alone in these camps.”
O’Donnell was not pressed to come up with the “scholars” who say that we have a sprawling American network of over 100,000 concentration camps.
Though Ocasio-Cortez, who started this whole “concentration camp” business, did not make the ridiculous claim that there were more than 100,000 of them, she has stubbornly defended her characterization of the migrant camps despite considerable criticism from Jewish groups.
Last week, Holocaust research center Yad Vashem encouraged the New York congresswoman to study her history.
“Concentration camps assured a slave labor supply to help in the Nazi war effort, even as the brutality of life inside the camps helped assure the ultimate goal of ‘extermination through labor.’ Learn about concentration camps,” they tweeted to AOC.
And just this week, the U.S. Holocaust Museum decried – without naming Ocasio-Cortez specifically – any politician trying to use Nazi comparisons to further their political arguments.
“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary. That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now,” they wrote in a press release.
Perhaps Rosie should review that statement.
Or at least up her medication.