Analysis | Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen’s embarrassing surrender on separating families at the border

Analysis: Make no mistake. The Trump administration just admitted its arguments were bogus and that it overplayed its hand.

The Trump administration insisted it didn’t have a policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. It said that it was merely following the law. And it said “Congress alone can fix” the mess.

It just admitted that all that was nonsense — and that it badly overplayed its hand.