As Twitchy reported, former first lady Laura Bush published a blistering op-ed in The Washington Post over the weekend in which she blasted the “immoral” and “cruel” separation of illegal immigrant families at the border and compared the detention centers to the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about the op-ed and hit right back:

The Washington Examiner reports:

“This law was actually signed into effect in 2008 under her husband’s leadership, not under this administration,” Sanders told reporters during Monday’s White House press briefing. “We’re not the ones responsible for creating this problem. We’ve inherited it. But we’re the first administration stepping up and trying to fix it.”

Sanders was referencing a bipartisan anti-trafficking bill signed into law by Bush in 2008 that requires certain unaccompanied minors to be transferred from immigration authorities to the Department of Health and Human Services within 72 hours.

By Tuesday, however, all living former first ladies had expressed their outrage over the conditions at the border.

It’s like Sanders said; the Trump administration inherited a problem that’s been passed along from previous administrations. Where was Michelle Obama when those photos of kids in cages in 2014 were taken? And hasn’t Hillary Clinton’s position “evolved” since 2014 when she said, “They should be sent back”? And what were their husbands up to while in office? Which one fixed the problem?


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