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Rachel Maddow breaks down discussing immigrant babies separated from parents

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Maddow during her report | Photo: Twitter @ShaunKing

In a recent segment, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow discussed the Trump administration’s current policy of separating families at the US border.

Numerous reports have revealed children separated from adult family members, with some being kept in cage-like facilities by border patrol.

In her report, Maddow talked about new so-called ‘tender age’ facilities where authorities keep babies apart from parents.

However, she couldn’t make it through the story as she kept choking up while speaking.

‘This has just come out from the Associated Press,’ she begins, relaying the breaking news. Maddow then pauses, emotions already coming out.

As she shares the news about babies and young children sent to facilities on their own, her voice cracks. She tries to report the story, but keeps getting choked up and having to pause.

Maddow then asks to put up a graphic, but it’s not ready, and the camera remains on her. She tries once more before shaking her head, saying: ‘I think I’m gonna have to hand this off.’

She finally apologizes before ending her segment.

‘Not the way I intended that to go’

Following the segment airing, Maddow took to Twitter to apologize and share the story in full.

‘Again, I apologize for losing it there for a moment. Not the way I intended that to go, not by a mile,’ she finished.

People immediately expressed their empathy for her, telling her not to apologize.

Kathy Griffin compared it to Walter Cronkite reporting on John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Another person tweeted: ‘We need way more Rachel Maddows in America and way less Corey Lewandowskis.’

In another recent news report, Republican commentator Corey Lewandowski responded to a story about a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome being separated from her mom with: ‘Womp, womp.’

Donald Trump today said he would sign an executive order ending this practice. However, he still blames Democrats for the situation, though Attorney General Jeff Sessions started the policy this year.

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