Donald Trump on Family Separation

Quotes By Donald Trump on Family Separation at the US/Mexico Border

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June 15, 2018
June 20, 2018

Donald Trump on Family Separation Then
Donald Trump on Family Separation Now


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Quotes By Donald Trump on Family Separation at the US/Mexico Border

THEN

June 15, 2018

Donald Trump on Family Separation Then
“That’s the Democrats law… you need their votes… You can’t [end] it through an executive order.”
- June 15, 2018

The White House, June 15, 2018
Remarks by President Trump in Press Gaggle

(retrieved 6/26/18)
quote starts at 0:14

“The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their horrible and cruel legislative agenda.”

NOW

June 20, 2018

Donald Trump on Family Separation Now
“We’re going to keep the families together. I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated… So we’re keeping families together, and this [executive order] will solve that problem.”
June 20, 2018 -


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Context

Donald Trump‘s rapid reversal followed intense public and political pressure for him stop separating parents from their children at the U.S./Mexico border.1Politico, June 20, 2018
The day Trump caved
retrieved 6/26/18

On July 31, 2018, a top Health and Human Services official told a Senate panel that he had warned Trump Administration officials for months against separating children from their parents before the administration did exactly that, saying “There is no question that separation of children from parents entails significant potential for traumatic psychological injury to the child.”2The Hill, July 31, 2018
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retrieved 6/26/18

Over 2,500 children were separated from their parents before Trump’s about-face. As of August 10, 2018, 559 children still had not been reunited with their parents.3Time, August 10, 2018
559 Children Separated at the Border Have Still Not Been Reunited With Their Parents
retrieved 8/18/18


Trump officials in response to Christian leaders criticizing family separation:

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June 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions Then - Trump On Family Separation
“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes.”
- Jeff Sessions

NBC News, June 14, 2018
Sessions cites Bible in defense of breaking up families, blames migrant parents

(retrieved 6/26/18)
starts at beginning

Sarah Sanders - Trump On Family Separation
“It is very biblical to enforce the law. That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible.”
- Sarah Sanders

NBC News, June 14, 2018
Sessions cites Bible in defense of breaking up families, blames migrant parents

(retrieved 6/26/18)
starts at beginning