Michelle Obama Joins Laura Bush In Criticizing Trump's Border Policy: 'Sometimes Truth Transcends Party'

Date June 19, 2018 11:21

This year, the United States took a stricter stance on illegal Mexican border crossings, referring them for federal criminal prosecution. As a result, instead of keeping families together in detention centers, thousands of children were separated from their parents at the border.


It’s no wonder that such policy caused many negative reactions. Former First Lady Laura Bush was among those who took to the social media platforms and neatly criticized the practice of separating families:

I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.

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She quickly got support of thousands of people, including another former lady. Although Michelle Obama often stays quiet about the actions of the current president, she couldn’t keep silence this time.


The 54-year-old retweeted the post of her Republican predecessor, adding: “Sometimes truth transcends party". Barack Obama, in his turn, retweeted his wife’s post as well.


But it looks like other former ladies also see the situation the same way. Hillary Clinton backed Bush and Obama’s criticism by sharing a series of tweets.

And Rosalynn Carter criticized the practice as well, calling it a shame to the country.

As for President Trump, he continues to blame Democrats for the policy, saying that it is the result of the Democrats’ failure to work with Republicans.

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