MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle expressed her concern Friday that the psychological damage to the detained children of illegal immigrants might result in turning them into Terminator-like characters from the sci-fi movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Ruhle’s comment was in response to her guest, psychologist Dr. Dana Sinopoli, who said the separations could affect the children both cognitively and behaviorally with the possibility that the brain’s architecture might be altered due to this type of “toxic stress.”
“So to those who want to say, ‘I don’t care about the welfare of these migrant children, I care about the welfare of my own children … my community,’ help us understand what this kind of damage does to these young people,” Ruhle said.
“Because they are going to be a member of society, and it makes me think, where do you think MS-13 was born? In Los Angeles, where you often see these angry gangs sprout up,” Ruhle continued. “And I worry that you’re creating Terminator-like characters that will seek vengeance! We must care.”
The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy on illegal border crossings has been widely criticized by liberals and the media for separating children from their families at the border, while at the same time ignoring the fact that these individuals are committing an illegal act. Under political pressure, Trump signed an executive order this week to keep detained families together.