Every Living U.S. First Lady Opposes What's Happening at Their Border
This afternoon, Rosalynn Carter became the fifth and final living first lady to speak out about President's Trump border policy, which is separating children from their parents and guardians.
Here's how all five of the first ladies addressed the issue
Statement from former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter on children separated from their parents at the border: pic.twitter.com/WVg91SWutl— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) June 18, 2018
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What’s happening to families at the border right now is a humanitarian crisis. Every parent who has ever held a child in their arms, every human being with a sense of compassion and decency, should be outraged.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 18, 2018
"What’s happening to families at the border right now is a humanitarian crisis. Every parent who has ever held a child in their arms, every human being with a sense of compassion and decency, should be outraged."
She went on to say on Twitter, "Despite what this White House claims, separating families is not mandated by law. That is an outright lie, and it’s incumbent on all of us – journalists and citizens alike – to call it just that.
Those who selectively use the Bible to justify this cruelty are ignoring a central tenet of Christianity. Jesus said 'Suffer the little children unto me.' He did not say 'let the children suffer.'"
The Clintons greet the Carters at President Trump's inauguration on January 20, 2017.
I live in a border state. 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.https://t.co/he1uw1E96A— Laura Bush (@laurawbush) June 18, 2018
The wife of the 43rd president penned an op-ed for the Washington Post in which she wrote, "I live in a border state. 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."
Sometimes truth transcends party. https://t.co/TeFM7NmNzU— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 18, 2018
President Obama's wife reposted Bush's tweet with a simple reply: "Sometimes truth transcends party."
Finally, current First Lady Melania Trump issued a rare statement on policy yesterday: "Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform," her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, told CNN on Sunday. "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart."
While Trump did not specifically condemn her husband's policy, she made it clear that she is upset to watch children be separated from their guardians.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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