Sarah Huckabee Sanders may not have wanted to answer the tougher questions about the child abuse policy being enforced by the Trump administration against migrant children who are being separated from their parents at the border and often acts as though she’s some aggrieved victim when she has to do her job, but she continued to push the Trump administrations lies once she did take the podium at Monday’s press briefing.
Thank you Laura Bush for speaking out. I know there’s great reluctance among former Presidents and First Ladies to comment on the current President. But this Administration’s family separation policy is so abhorrent & antithetical to our values that all Americans must condemn it. https://t.co/f6xWxEqKMt
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 18, 2018
After former first lady Laura Bush spoke out against this policy, something she very rarely ever does, Sanders had a ready response to criticize her. Bush wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post that:
‘Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. We also know that this treatment inflicts trauma; interned Japanese have been two times as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease or die prematurely than those who were not interned.’
Sanders pushed back when that op-ed was pointed out, saying that it was Laura Bush’s husband who said:
‘Frankly, this law was actually signed into effect in 2008 under (Laura Bush’s) husband’s leadership, not under this administration.’
Sanders to Laura Bush: "Frankly this law was actually signed into effect in 2008 under her husband's leadership. Not under this administration" pic.twitter.com/PFxfi5eFtU
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 18, 2018
This directly contradicts two previous statements made by Trump and his administration. The first was made only minutes before Sanders took the podium when Department of Homeland Security Chief Kirsten Nielson insisted that the policy was put in place in 2012 under President Obama.
The second is the repeated claim by President Trump that the policy was written by Democrats. No matter how many times that lie is pushed, it’s simply untrue. There was no policy of separating children from their parents at the border and Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions already claimed the policy as his own.
Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change! This is why we need more Republicans elected in November. Democrats are good at only three things, High Taxes, High Crime and Obstruction. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2018
Of course, when did truth ever matter to this administration?
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