Steve Bannon Defends Trump’s Family Separation Policy on ABC News


Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon defended the policy on ABC’s “This Week.” When pressed by ABC’s Jonathan Karl about the ethics of separating children from mothers, Bannon said, ‘The morality is the law. … [The parents are] criminals when they come across.”

“It’s zero tolerance. I don’t think you have to justify it. … He went to a zero tolerance  policy. Zero tolerance. It’s a crime to come across illegally. And children get separated. I hate to say it. It’s the law. He’s enforcing the law.”

In response to a tweet from the Pope that seemed to reference the policy, Bannon said, “The pope, more than anybody else, has driven the migrant crisis in Europe.”

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