Rachel Maddow Broke Down While Trying To Report On Immigrant Babies Being Separated From Their Parents At The Border

Date June 20, 2018

Earlier this week, reports have come out about Trump administration detaining immigrant families at the Mexican and U.S. border and forcibly separating children from their parents.

While adults are being jailed for illegally entering the country, children are kept in government custody.

Overwhelming atrocity

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC's veteran journalist, was reporting on this Trump policy, when she became overwhelmed with emotion and started to tear up.

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The 45-year-old anchor was reading about three 'tender age' shelter in Texas, where many of the immigrant kids are being sent, but she couldn't handle the horror of this reality.

Rachel was trying to contain herself, but as her eyes were looking at the text, she was starting to break down again and had to abruptly finish her report.

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Maddow then took to her Twitter to apologize for losing her composure on air and shared the rest of the report in writing form.

Public support

Twitter users rushed to console Maddow and expressed their respect of her riveting moment.

How do you feel about the journalist showing her emotion during the report?

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