NBC “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd on Wednesday condemned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) comments comparing the Trump administration’s detention centers near the southern border to concentration camps, saying the remarks were a “tremendous disservice” to the detainees.
“You can call our government’s detention of migrants many things, depending on how you see it. It’s a stain on our nation maybe, a necessary evil to others, a deal with untenable situation perhaps. But do you know what you can’t call it,” Todd said on MSNBC’s “Meet The Press Daily,” before transitioning to a clip of the freshman lawmaker stating that Trump was “running concentration camps on our southern border.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Todd went on to denounce Democratic lawmakers for not forcefully condemning Ocasio-Cortez’s position, suggesting that their lack of criticism was because they “don’t want to get criticized on Twitter.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s comparison of ICE detentions to concentration camps did border detainees “a tremendous disservice” #MTPDaily
“She said she didn’t use those words lightly,” Chuck Todd said. “Well, neither did I.” pic.twitter.com/5CIOfWn7BQ
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 19, 2019
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