Monday, June 24, 2019

Donald Trump, again, falsely says Obama had family separation policy

Our ruling
Trump said, "When I became president, President Obama had a separation policy. I didn’t have it. He had it."
The Obama administration did not have a policy to separate families arriving illegally at the border. Family separations rarely happened under the Obama administration, which sought to keep families together in detention. Then, based on a court decision, it released families together out of detention.
Separations under Trump happened systematically as a result of his administration’s policy to prosecute all adults crossing the border illegally. After mounting public pressure and criticism, Trump signed an executive order to stop separating families. Around 2,800 children have been reunited with their families because a court ordered the Trump administration to do so.
Trump repeatedly attempts to change the narrative about family separations, but the facts remain the same. Obama did not pass down to Trump a policy to separate families.
Trump’s claim is inaccurate. We rate it False.


  1. fedupwithcorruptrabbisJune 25, 2019 at 3:39 AM

    I might not understand politics as well as you do. Please explain why you dislike President trump so much? Most presidents have their shortcomings, but you didnt seem to have any conflicts with Obama?

  2. equating all shortcomings is like saying to err is human and therefore why do you get upset with any rabbi


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