(CNSNews.com) – Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, told NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday that she doesn't like seeing babies ripped from their mother's arms at the U.S. border or seeing babies ripped from their mother's wombs. “The president is ready to get meaningful immigration reform across the board, and Chuck, let me just tell you, that nobody likes seeing babies ripped from their mothers' arms, from their mothers' wombs frankly, but we have to make sure that DHS's laws are understood through the soundbite culture that we live in,” she said. Conway named three circumstances by which the Department of Homeland Security evaluates a child at the border. “One is does this child actually
Counselor to President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, defended his immigration policy on Monday. It didn't go well. Children are currently being ripped apart from their parents at the Southwest border. An audio file was secretly recorded and released to the media that reveals children crying out for their parents. During an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Conway said that the administration was simply enforcing the law. “The law did not change, you know that, Kellyanne,” Cuomo responded when Conway tried to claim Cuomo didn't care about migrants under the Obama administration. “Is there a question in here?” Conway asked as Cuomo raked her over the coals. “No, it's not question, it's a fact,”
CONWAY: You and the people from your party, excuse me, say, we want open borders, just do it. CONWAY: Let me tell you something, if you -- CUOMO: They're saying don't take kids from parents when you don't have to, the way Bush chose not to, the way Obama chose not to, Kellyanne. You know the play here. It's an ugly play. CONWAY: No, listen to me. I have said to you what the President said steps behind me on a different network, or actually to the press gaggle, where there are CNN reporters, three short days ago. We've all said it. Nobody likes it. However, nobody also likes people coming and smuggling children. It is a huge enterprise. Why aren't you at the border screaming every day to stop
During a combative interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Monday night, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, said she does not want to see kids and their parents separated at the border "unduly," but there are several reasons why the Trump administration has enacted its "zero tolerance" policy. Conway said children are coming to the border, clearly uncomfortable with the adult accompanying them, and Border Patrol agents need to figure out if that is their actual parent. "I don't think tonight's the night to fight," he said. "I think this is black and white." The Trump administration "created this situation," and had to know that there would be an outcry over separating kids and their parents.
Even after listening to the audio of distraught children, Kellyanne Conway would not concede that President Donald Trump's administration had any responsibility for separating immigrant families. At the beginning of a 20-minute interview with the president's counselor, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo played the disturbing audio released today by ProPublica of immigrant children in a detention center crying and begging to see their parents. Though she expressed sympathy for the immigrants, Conway did not concede that the policy was wrong or harmful. Instead, she claimed that many immigrant children coming across the border were accompanied by people who were human traffickers or not their real parents.
During a combative interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Monday night, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, said she does not want to see kids and their parents separated at the border "unduly," but there are several reasons why the Trump administration has enacted its "zero tolerance" policy. "I think this is black and white." The Trump administration "created this situation," and had to know that there would be an outcry over separating kids and their parents. Just own it." "How dare you," Conway responded.
The counselor to the president stood by his approach in an appearance with CNN anchor and frequent foil Chris Cuomo on Monday evening.
WASHINGTON — A top White House adviser on Sunday distanced the Trump administration from responsibility for separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, even though the administration put in place and could easily end a policy that has led to a spike in cases of split and distraught families. President Donald Trump has tried to blame Democrats, who hold no levers of power in the government, for a situation that has sparked fury and a national debate over the moral implications of his hard-line approach to immigration enforcement. "Nobody likes" breaking up families and "seeing babies ripped from their mothers' arms," said Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to the president.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. "will not be a migrant camp" on his watch.