In an interview with NY1 on Tuesday, former Congressman Michael Grimm, who is running to win back his Staten Island Congressional seat in November, commented on Donald Trump's child separation policy.
He told NY1 that if you listen to those tapes of children crying after being separated from their parents:
"you're going to hear the exact same things as when a mother leaves to go to work."
He went on to claim that "those children haven't been that safe in a long time."
You can watch the clip below:
Michael Grimm says if people went to a nursery after a mother leaves her child there they would hear the "same exac… https://t.co/cw8m47bv60— Spectrum News NY1 (@Spectrum News NY1)1529457621.0
Twitter jumped in to explain why that's not the same thing at all:
@NY1 Except day care is not a prison, and the mother will see her child at the end of the day and be able to bring… https://t.co/VNrew4U0UJ— Terri B. (@Terri B.)1529459822.0
@NY1 The difference is those crying kids at the daycare will see their parents at the end of the day.— Alibear is back (@Alibear is back)1529459867.0
@NY1 Thank God my son did not cry in the same way when he was in daycare. Did he cry? Yes. Is it the same? That’s a… https://t.co/kZLCwLOl0y— Sarah French (@Sarah French)1529458615.0
And they didn't hold back their opinions of Grimm:
@NY1 @JoseArmand37 He's a monster, just like Trump.— UDbmas #ITMFA (@UDbmas #ITMFA)1529461208.0
@NY1 Sociopath.— John Panzer (@John Panzer)1529461188.0
@NY1 This is a shameful statement from someone without the slightest sliver of humanity.— Phil Abramson (@Phil Abramson)1529463391.0
Elected to Congress in 2010, Michael Grimm left office in disgrace in 2015 after being convicted of tax fraud, and served 8 months in prison. He launched a campaign to win back his seat last year.