Trump backs plan to end family separations but shirks responsibility
President offers support for Republican immigration reform amid condemnation of ‘zero tolerance’ policy
Donald Trump told Republicans he was “1000%” behind their immigration reform effort but did not offer a clear path forward as his administration faces extraordinary, bipartisan condemnation for its practice of separating children from their parents at the border.
At a close-door meeting with House Republicans on Capitol Hill, Trump expressed concern for the families being separated by the “zero-tolerance” policy, members said, but he did not take responsibility for the practice. Instead the president urged the Republicans in the room to pass legislation that keeps families together.Continue reading...