Photo shows Melania Trump holding infant orphaned by El Paso killer
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At first glance, this looks like a happy family photo...The president and first lady are smiling, the president almost looks gleeful, giving a thumbs up, and the baby in the arms of the first lady looks happy.
The backstory is horrifying. This photo was taken in El Paso. This is the baby who survived the shooting because both of his parents died shielding him from a white supremacist who hunted them down for being Hispanic, apparently inspired by the president's rhetoric. The president is apparently using the baby as a photo prop.
In his OpEd "Trump's El Paso Photo Is Obscene" in The Atlantic, Graeme Wood says "The president's callousness has reached a new low: smiling, flashing a thumbs-up next to an orphaned infant," and calls this photo "one of the most twisted things I have seen in a long time."
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