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WATCH LIVE: TRUMP AT CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFING

CNN’s John King Tees Off on Trump Family Separation Comments: We Need ‘A Backup Generator for the Fact-Check Machine’

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President Donald Trump today repeatedly blasted his predecessor Barack Obama for the family separation that took place during his administration.

After those remarks, CNN’s John King remarked, “We’re going to need a backup generator for the fact check machine for part of what the president said there, including his bit about blaming the Democrats.”

“Yes, President Obama did have some family separation policies, and yes, some of those early images were from the Obama administration,” King said. “But the Trump administration accelerated the family separation policy.”

CNN White House correspondent Abby Phillip added, “Bill Barr was on Capitol Hill today. He laid it out. He said the administration had a zero tolerance policy that referred families to the DOJ for prosecution, which caused children to be separated from their parents. That was a policy that was put in place last year by the president’s attorney general. That was not the policy that existed prior to that.”

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