Trump Attacks "60 Minutes" Over Family Separations Report


Bust out the fake news alarm because the president is piiiiiiissssssseeeeeeddddd.

"60 Minutes" came out with a report saying President Trump's "zero tolerance policy", which separated children from their parents at the border, was actually a "pilot" program trying to deter immigrants from coming to the United States. 

President Trump took to Twitter saying: 

Scott Shuchart, who previously worked for the Department of Homeland Security, was interviewed by "60 Minutes" on the policy. 

"We were being asked as a department to do something that violated the civil rights and civil liberties of persons. And my office was being frozen out of that process." 

The Hill reports that the policy had separated more than 2,000 children from their families at the border and... 

The policy led to a political firestorm, with activists and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle raging over images of children detained in filthy and bleak conditions.

Trump signed an executive order ending the policy in June and federal judges mandated that children be returned to their parents.

"60 Minutes" obtained a full memo that showed the goal of the family separations was to "deter" more immigrants from coming into the country. There is no evidence that the policy deterred immigration or brought down the number of people seeking to enter the U.S.


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