Yes, he’s saying the policy is a deterrent

Yes, he's saying the policy is a deterrent

by digby

She should have thought twice before she joined MS-13 and illegally immigrated

The president today:

Q: Reaction to latest deadline missed on child reunions?

“Well, I have a solution. Tell people not to come to our country illegally. That’s the solution. Don’t come to our country illegally. Come like other people do. Come legally.

Q: “Is that what you’re saying? you’re punishing the children?”

“I’m saying this: We have laws. We have borders. Don’t come to our country illegally. It’s not a good thing. And as far as ICE is concerned, the people that are fighting ICE? It’s a disgrace. These people go into harm’s way. There is nobody under greater danger than the people from ICE. What they do to MS-13, and everything else. So we ought to support ICE, not do what the Democrats are doing. Democrats want open borders, and they don’t mind crime. We want no crime, and we want borders where borders mean something. And remember this: Without borders, you do not have a country. Thank you everybody.”

The man is so narcissistic he is incapable of caring about these little kids' suffering. Plus, he apparently believes they are all "animals" "infesting" our great white country.  So he's fine with torturing them to try to influence their parents to not try to seek asylum in our fabulous country where all the white Trump voters pure and good and everyone else is evil.

He is a big believer in punishing innocents as a deterrent:

He's sick.