ABC News reports:
President Trump on Wednesday pushed back against Democratic presidential candidates decrying the treatment of migrants under his administration, blaming his predecessor for the construction of “cages.”
The president repeated his claim that former President Obama implemented a policy of “child separation” and that he ended it. The Obama administration did not have a sweeping policy of prosecuting adults in a way that required they be separated from their children.
The Trump administration last year implemented a “zero tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute border crossings, which led to the separations of hundreds of migrant families detained by federal authorities.