Donald Trump Falsely Claimed His Child Separation Policy Is the Same as Bush and Obama's

Type: Anti-Media AttacksNov 25 2018 Severity:
Targeted: 60 Minutes & Barack ObamaAbout: Immigration
Donald Trump falsely claimed that his child separation policy ripping children from their parents arms at the southern border is the exact same policy that both Presidents Bush and Obama followed, which is not even remotely close to being true. Neither Presidents Bush or Obama had a policy of separating every single child from their parents arms, which is the policy of the Trump Administration.

Main Source: washingtonpost.com

Quote | Neither President had a policy of separating every child from their parents.

".@60Minutes [sic] did a phony story about child separation when they know we had the exact same policy as the Obama Administration. In fact a picture of children in jails was used by other Fake Media to show how bad (cruel) we are, but it was in 2014 during O years. Obama separated children from parents, as did Bush etc., because that is the policy and law. I tried to keep them together but the problem is, when you do that, vast numbers of additional people storm the Border. So with Obama seperation is fine, but with Trump it’s not. Fake 60 Minutes!"

Targeted by Trump