Meghan McCain Gives Brutal Reality Check To Trump Critics On Family Separation: ‘This Happened Under Bush And Obama’

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Meghan McCain, co-host of “The View,” reminded everyone that the immigration policies responsible for separating children from illegal immigrant parents took place under both President Bush and Obama.


“I think what Sunny is saying is important — that this happened under Bush and Obama. This is long-standing laws that are just being enforced right now,” McCain said.

She continued, “In fact, 4,159 children were unaccounted for — 84 percent — in 2016. So, if you want to talk about policy, this is a policy that’s been in place for a long time. If we want to talk about optics, I’m sure she was just like, this is a beautiful photo of me and my son, I’m going to post it, etcetera, etcetera.”

McCain then went on to say,”But yes, when you are the special adviser to the President of the United States of America, whether they like it or not, they got to think about optics. For whatever reason, that never happens in this administration for any reason, and you’re just giving more political capital to your enemies, which I don’t understand.”

McCain said this in response to criticism of Ivanka Trump for posting a photo of her with her son while news broke of immigrant children being separated from their illegal alien parents, something that, as McCain points out, happened under both Bush and Obama. (RELATED: ‘Ignore The Trolls!’ — Ivanka Trump Responds To People Freaking Out Over Picture Of Her With Her Son)

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