Rosie O’Donnell: There Are ‘Over 100,000’ Concentration Camps in America
Anti Trump actress makes false claims on 'Watch What Happens Live After Show'
Left-wing anti-Trump actress Rosie O’Donnell made astonishing claims that there are more than 100,000 concentration camps across the United States.
The actress's bizarre claims added that the US is holding unaccompanied minors who illegally enter the U.S.
Speaking on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live After Show,” O’Donnell was asked about the role she’s playing in Lights for Liberty, a rally launched to demand an end to “detention camps.”
“Yeah, the concentration camps, even though there’s lots of controversy about the word. But actually, legitimate scholars who study genocide say, yes, these are, in fact, the criteria for concentration camps, they meet them. There are over 100,000 camps in nearly every state,” O’Donnell said.
“There’s between 10,000 and 13,000 children, that could fill Radio City Music Hall twice. That’s how many children unaccompanied alone in these camps.”
O’Donnell echoed far-left figures like New York freshman Congressman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who recently told her millions of social media followers that President Donald Trump and his administration are "running concentration camps on our southern border."
"That is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez said during a live-stream on her Instagram account that currently has 3.6 million followers.
Over 100,000 “concentration camps.” @Rosie O’Donnell on Bravo’s #WWHL: “Actually legitimate scholars who have studied genocide say, yes these are, in fact, the criteria for concentration camps....There are over 100,000 camps in nearly every state.” pic.twitter.com/yPZBJN5B0M— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) June 25, 2019
The false accusation that the US Government is committing acts similar to those of the Nazis during the Holocaust has caused outrage across social media.
A Polish member of parliament invited her to see real concentration camps run by Nazi Germany during World War II, which the Freshman Rep rejected.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also rejected her remarks.
“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary,” the organization said.
“That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – an account that is reiterated and reaffirmed now.
Barack Obama expanded the policy of separating children from adults and holding them in separate facilities.