Ben Carson says conditions for people detained at the border are “quite nice”

Ben Carson countered the narrative of those criticizing the conditions for people detained at the border by calling them “quite nice.”

Per the Hill “a lot of the people who have been detained there have been put into sprung structures and tent cities are actually quite nice,” Carson told Axios’s Jonathan Swan. Axios released a preview of the piece that will air Sunday.

Carson added that the structures had both air conditioning and heating and said that if those structures can have those features, then the U.S. should be able to build similar structures for the country’s homeless population.

Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have complained about facilities in which illegals are held.

In June after a visit to the CBP facility, she tweeted:

Just left the 1st CBP facility.

I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me.

Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets.

This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress.

Now I’ve seen the inside of these facilities.

It’s not just the kids. It’s everyone. People drinking out of toilets, officers laughing in front of members Congress.

I brought it up to their superiors. They said “officers are under stress & act out sometimes.” No accountability.

After I forced myself into a cell w/ women&began speaking to them, one of them described their treatment at the hands of officers as “psychological warfare” – waking them at odd hours for no reason, calling them wh*res, etc.

Tell me what about that is due to a “lack of funding?”