According to Søren, Kierkegaard, “life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forwards.” When They See Us, President Donald Trump campaigned against five innocent children. They were between the ages of 13 and 17. According to Erik Erikson stages of development, this is when (ages 12–18), children face the task of identity vs. role confusion; the main task is developing a sense of self. However, not these innocent kids. They lost this time in their lives. They were locked up in cages and sentenced guilty by this current President, not because they were guilty of a crime. The lives of these innocent kids changed enlarge part because President Donald Trump paid for advertisements in newspapers releasing the name, address, and phone numbers of these kids. This is the same man the country elected to become the President of the United States of America. The same man who the rules do not apply. However, President Donald Trump is not receiving any of the backlashes as Linda Fairstein they both deserve for what they did to these kids and their families.