Originally Published in the Daily Beast
Blake Montgomery - October 22, 2020
He claimed that only immigrants with “the lowest IQ” appear for their asylum court hearings.
President Donald Trump said migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border were “so well taken care of” during the Thursday night presidential debate against former Vice President Joe Biden.
Asked about the practice of family separations by debate moderator Kristen Welker, Trump said, “They went down, brought reporters and everything. [The children] are so well taken care of. They’re in facilities that were so clean.”
Though Trump instituted the policy that directed border security agents to break up families, he attacked Biden for building the cages that held young children.
“They built cages. They used to say I built the cages...Kristen, they did it. We changed the policy,” Trump said. “He had eight years he was vice president. He did nothing except build cages to keep children in.”
Biden responded, “Their parents were with them. They got separated from their parents. And it makes us a laughing stock and violates every notion of who we are as a nation.”