Former First Lady Laura Bush just wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post, saying in essence that President Trump’s policy was unacceptable for all Americans.
I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.”
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.”
For Mrs. Bush’s complete statement, visit HERE.
She made her remarks just hours after current First Lady Melania Trump blamed “both sides” for not being able to come to a compromise on illegal immigration.
No – this isn’t “both sides” being at fault, this is Trump’s Justice Department policy, plain and simple.
Mrs. Trump’s communications director released a statement to The Hill, saying she was against the policy in principle but had no power to do anything about it right now:
“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”
Just a few days ago President Trump blamed everything on the Democrats, saying it was really “their law,” and that his hands were completely tied.
I hate the children being taken away. The Democrats have to change their law. It’s their law.”
A female reporter in the crowd yelled out: “Mr. President, that’s your policy.”
That’s the Democrats law. We can change it tonight. We can change it tonight. We can change it right now.”
Trump then went on to explain that even though Republicans control both the House and the Senate, he can’t get 60 votes. And also said an executive order wouldn’t be possible in this situation.
Here’s a weird quote he made, too: “The children can be taken care of quickly, beautifully, and immediately. The Democrats forced that law on our nation. I hate to see children taken away from their parents.”