photo by Leon A Perskie via The FDR Presidential Library
It wasn’t that long ago when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt put American citizens into camps.
During WWII FDR had thousands of Japanese Americans put into camps due to a lack of trust and fear that they were spies from imperial Japan. This move was widely criticized by people throughout the country and questions were raised as to why German Americans were not thrown into camps considering that the country was also at war with Germany during his presidency.
Trump has gotten nowhere near the level of putting people into camps based on their ethnicity, but FDR did.
Source: TTN staff