Sarah Sanders Smacks WH Reporter Who Asks If It’s ‘Civil’ To Separate Kids From Parents

Amber Athey | White House Correspondent

A White House reporter twisted White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ calls for civility on Monday and asked if it is “a civil policy” to separate children from their parents at the border.


Sanders opened Monday’s briefing by denouncing calls by Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters to harass Trump officials in the wake of news that Sanders was denied service at a restaurant in Virginia.

One reporter seemed to suggest that the lack of civility was actually coming from the Trump administration and, specifically, their policies on immigration.

“You began the briefing talking about the importance of civility. Do you consider it a civil policy to separate more than 2,000 children from their parents?” the reporter asked.

Sanders didn’t take the bait, responding, “We consider enforcing the law the role that the administration has to play.”

“It wasn’t our administration that created these laws but it is our administration’s job to enforce it and we’ve done that,” she added. “If someone breaks the law, it is our job to enforce it. If somebody doesn’t like the law, then they need to lobby Congress and ask them to change it.”

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