Trump: 'We do a much better job' with children at the border than Obama

Trump: 'We do a much better job' with children at the border than Obama
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing Overnight Health Care: Trump steps up attack on WHO | Fauci says deaths could be lower than first projected | House panel warns federal stockpile of medical supplies depleted | Mnuchin, Schumer in talks over relief deal Trump says he'll look into small business loan program restricting casinos MORE on Saturday defended his administration for treating migrant children detained at the border "much better" than former President Obama's administration, amid controversy over immigration policies that have separated thousands of children from their parents.

"We do a much better job while at the same time maintaining a MUCH stronger Border! Mainstream Fake Media hates this story," he tweeted. 

Trump also referred to the conservative aggregation site the Drudge Report, which has previously linked to reports and photos taken of detainment facilities during the Obama administration.

The headline did not appear on The Drudge Report on Saturday morning.


Trump this week ended a controversial practice that separated migrant children and detained them separately from their parents when families were caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The detainment facilities were harshly criticized by some as "internment camps" and prisons

Last month, a number of journalists and Democrats posted critical tweets linking to photos of detention centers at the border that had been taken in 2014, during the Obama administration. Trump at the time blasted social media users who he said were trying to make his administration “look bad.”

The Trump administration has restricted access to the detainment centers, but released video footage earlier this week. The video shows children in metal cages inside a warehouse. Many appear to have space blankets that look like foil.