All five living first ladies have weighed in on the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy — including Melania Trump’s declaration she “hates to see” children taken from their parents.
In a Sunday opinion piece, Laura Bush wrote, while she understands the need to secure the borders, the zero-tolerance policy reminds her of Japanese internment camps.
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.https://t.co/he1uw1E96A
— Laura Bush (@laurawbush) June 18, 2018
Michelle Obama retweeted Bush, adding “sometimes truth transcends party.”
Hillary Clinton also commented on Bush’s tweet, calling the separation of the illegal immigrant families a “humanitarian crisis.”
What’s happening to families at the border right now is a humanitarian crisis. Every parent who has ever held a child in their arms, every human being with a sense of compassion and decency, should be outraged.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 18, 2018
In a rare foray onto social media, Rosalynn Carter also issued a statement about the policy, calling it “disgraceful and a shame to our country.”
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