Rachel Maddow Breaks Down While Talking About Detained Migrant Babies

She couldn't keep reading the AP story on the separation of children from their families.

MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow broke down while delivering the news about the separation of children from their families at the nation’s border. The story, from The Associated Press, reads, “Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three ‘tender age’ shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.”

It goes on to say that since the White House announced its zero tolerance policy in early May, more than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Lawyers and medical providers who visited the Rio Grande shelters have described play rooms of crying pre-school children “in crisis.” The government plans to open a fourth shelter in Houston.

Maddow could not keep it together and eventually asked for a graphic so that it could be shown to the viewers so they could read it themselves. But since there was not one available, she tried to continue on, with tears in her eyes and a waver in her voice. She took to Twitter to apologize after the show.

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