Host of CNN’s “New Day” John Berman accused the White House of lying and said it was wrong of the Trump administration to invoke God or the Bible to explain any policy decisions.
“Two thousand children separated from their parents in what this White House insists is a not policy, not wanted, not deterrent,” Berman said Tuesday. “As if it happened by magic somehow or some higher power.” (RELATED: CNN’s John Berman Makes A Fool Of Himself And Waves A Lighter While Guest Breaks Into Song)
“The White House chose this. Not the Bible, not the Democrats. They can argue it’s the right choice. Even a necessary choice. Have at it. Defend it. Call it by its name,” he said. “You think the 2,000 kids looking for their parents right now care whether you call it a policy? This claim that it’s not wanted, not policy, not deterrent and the president can’t end it this second, well that’s just not believable, not true and not honest. It’s a lie.”
Berman is in favor of debating the issue of illegal immigration, but said he was frustrated by the messaging of the Trump administration and that it was pushing its agenda on “the backs of kids.”
“Look, have the debate. Have the debate whether it is merited or not. But this bizarre mixed messaging and internal contradiction, it’s maddening,” Berman concluded. “And it’s maddening on the backs of kids.”
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