Rachel Maddow Apologizes For On-air Breakdown While Talking About Immigrant Children

Nellie Chapman
June 20, 2018

"Since the White House announced its zero tolerance policy in early May, more than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border, resulting in a new influx of young children requiring government care".

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow tried to share a breaking story from The Associated Press during her program on Tuesday evening about so-called tender age shelters, where immigrant babies and young children are being placed after they're separated from their parents at the US border.

Rachel Maddow became emotional on air while describing how President Donald Trump's administration is operating shelters for babies and toddlers who are separated from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border.

She attempted to begin again with the next words of the AP story - "to at least three" - but couldn't continue.

O'Donnell reported the story and Maddow posted this series of tweets, apologizing for breaking down - the first time she has done so on MSNBC. "Lawyers and medical providers".

Alicia Lieberman, who runs the Early Trauma Treatment Network at University of California, San Francisco, said that studies show early child-parent separations can cause permanent damage.

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NBC host Megyn Kelly also weighed in with a tweet, adding, "There is no low to which this coward Corey Lewandowski won't sink". Their father, a legal USA resident, is working with the United States consulate to get the girl released.

She shared the report she was supposed to read on air via a thread of tweets.

According to AP's report, lawyers and doctors who have visited the children describe "play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis".

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow went off the rails on Tuesday night when it came time for her to read a new report of "tender age" children being detained away form their families at the USA border. The government is reportedly planning to open a fourth "tender age" detainment shelter in Houston as the number of separated children grows.

"I apologize for losing it there for a moment", she added.

"The thought that they are going to be putting such little kids in an institutional setting? I mean it is hard for me to even wrap my mind around it, ' said Kay Bellor, vice president for programs at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, 'Toddlers are being detained, '" Maddow excerpted.

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