Rachel Maddow Broke Down in Tears Over This Awful Trump News - And America Wept With Her (VIDEO)

Rachel Maddow Broke Down in Tears Over This Awful Trump News – And America Wept With Her (VIDEO)

Ratings leading MSNBC news anchor Rachel Maddow was confronted with a news report so ugly Tuesday evening near the end of her show that the consumate professional known for delivering even the most upsetting news in a smart, and often upbeat manner, couldn’t control her emotional response despite visible struggling to keep it together, and broke down in tears – handing the show off slightly early to The Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell.

The news that was so terrible that Maddow found it impossible to report dispassionately? An Associated Press report that the Trump administration had been imprisoning babies and toddlers separated from their immigrant parents, in so called “tender age” shelters.

The moment is one for the archives of history, which will – I have little doubt – one day be part of how future generations understand the crisis of the Trump era, and cannot be sufficiently explained in words. You need to see it for yourself, and so here it is:

Maddow, ever the professional, took to Twitter thereafter to report the news she couldn’t bring herself to say aloud, in a Tweet stream.

Maddow, of course, was not alone in her response. As I read the AP story, I too teared up. And from the comments on Twitter, so did many other Americans, and people around the world. One summed it up best:

Featured image via MSNBC Twitter (screenshot). Fair use.

Edward Lynn is the Editor in Chief of Reverb Press. More posts by Edward Lynn.

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