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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

The incident commander of BCFS Health and Human Services—a San Antonio-based nonprofit contracted by the U.S. government to operate a tent city for detained immigrant children in Tornilo, Texas—on Monday blasted Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, calling it “an incredibly dumb, stupid decision by our leadership.”

“I’m totally against the separation,” the incident commander told reporters, according to BuzzFeed News. “Should never have happened.”

“It was an incredibly dumb, stupid decision by our leadership,” the incident commander added. “It was flawed. All it did was harm children, no question about it.”

The commander, who was unnamed, said he would “go home today” if he could, noting his men—who include people who helped in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks—“hate this mission.”

“They get treated badly by you guys,” the commander said of the media.

“I would rather never do this mission again,” he said. “Too controversial.”

“I want to be done with this mission 100 percent,” he added.

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Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog

What makes Trump supporters so loyal to a president who is wrecking the country and the world is one of the great mysteries of our time. And the latest political scientist to ponder this problem is Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, whose obscene, cigar-chomping wisecracks you may recall from his many appearances on Saturday Night Live.

Now working as a "correspondent" for Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Triumph recently convened a focus group of real live Trump supporters to discuss current issues, such as the dismantling of Confederate statues and unemployment. The group watched some fictional Trump-Pence campaign ads to gauge their reaction to potentially extreme proposals by their idol.

Even Triumph, who always presumes human stupidity, was exasperated by their answers.

It's uproariously funny, the way only a gang of mindless Trumpists can be.