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The Daily BeastJun 26, 2019
Trump Sees Dire Migrant Detention Conditions as Messaging Problem
Brynn Anderson/APAs news broke on the reportedly horrific conditions at a Texas detention center holding migrant children, President Trump did what he normally does in times of crisis and public relations hellscapes: He monitored the media and political reactions via his White House TV and the DVR device he dubs his "super TiVo."

And in the days since the treatment of small children at this detention facility became major national news, the president wanted to make one thing clear to his subordinates, though his focus was not at all about ameliorating appalling conditions. Trump has repeatedly told advisers and senior aides that, no matter how great the public outrage toward his administration, his lieutenants were to stick to a simple strategy of blaming Democrats and Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, according to two people with knowledge of the exchanges.

In the end for Trump, the dire situation was a mere messaging problem.

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Reuters PoliticsJun 25, 2019
U.S. border agency acting head leaving as House passes migrant aid funding bill
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said on Tuesday its acting commissioner is resigning as House Democrats passed a $4.5 billion funding package to ease a migrant surge that has subjected children detained at U.S-Mexico border to overcrowded conditions.

Fox PoliticsJun 25, 2019
House lawmakers trade accusations amid scramble to pass $4.5B border bill: 'Playing games'
House lawmakers traded accusations Tuesday over a $4.5 billion funding bill to combat the escalating humanitarian crisis at the border -- with Republicans accusing Democrats of "playing games" with the crisis, and Democrats urging their GOP counterparts to "show some decency."
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