CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid fact-checked President Donald Trump’s discredited assertion that his administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border was the same as the policy implemented by President Barack Obama’s administration.
“Obama had a separation policy. We all had the same policy,” Trump said on Monday. “You did not have it, sir. No, you didn’t,” Reid fired back.
Trump claimed that he “tried to do it differently” and asserted that “Obama had a separation policy” but “people don’t like to talk about it.”
As Trump walked away, Reid told the president to his face: “Sir, it was different. You decided to prosecute everyone at the border.”
Watch CBS’ report about the confrontation below:
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) November 27, 2018