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Trump: Officials doing 'fantastic job' with detained migrant children given 'circumstances'

Trump: Officials doing 'fantastic job' with detained migrant children given 'circumstances'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-Trump lawyer Cohen to pen forward for impeachment book Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again Man known as 'QAnon Shaman' asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol MORE said in an interview that aired Sunday that his administration is going a "fantastic job" with detained migrant children, given the "circumstances."

Trump on NBC's "Meet the Press" blamed Democrats when host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddTrump has not contacted Pence since storming of Capitol: report Lawmakers mount pressure on Trump to leave office Jeffries: 'Trump may be in the Twitter penalty box, but he still has access to the nuclear codes' MORE brought up the fact that the administration cut recreation and English classes at shelters for migrant kids.

"We're doing a fantastic job under the circumstances," Trump said. "The Democrats aren't even approving giving us money. Where is the money? You know what? The Democrats are holding up the humanitarian aid."

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Todd also suggested that the children were being used politically, and the president once again knocked the other side. 

"If the Democrats would change the asylum laws and the loopholes, which they refuse to do because they think it's good politics, everything would be solved immediately" he said. "But they refuse to do it. They refuse to do it. You know what? If they change those, I say, I used to say 45 minutes. It's 15 minutes. If they changed asylum and if they changed loopholes everything on the border would be perfect."

When asked about family separations, Trump faulted former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden's chief aide says president wants teams, no rivals Where is the campus debate on immigration? Gerald Ford Foundation urges 'dignified' presidential transition MORE

"Separation, President Obama, I took over separation. I'm the one that put it together. What's happened though are the cartels and all of these bad people, they're using the kids," he said. "It's almost like slavery."

The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have asked Congress for more money to deal with waves of immigration. 

 

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Meanwhile, immigration attorneys have said that four toddlers were sent to the hospital last week after they were held at a Border Patrol facility.