President Bill Clinton told an audience in Chicago on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s child separation policy was “wrong” and “immoral.”
“Taking these kids away from their parents makes no sense,” he said. “It’s wrong. It’s immoral. It’s not required by the law. And it’s not necessary to protect the border. It’s just wrong.”
He added: “Children should not be bargaining chips. They are people…I not only want this to stop, I want them to go get these kids that have already been sent away and give them back to their parents and do it right now.”
Clinton is on his book tour for “The President Is Missing,” a work of fiction he wrote with James Patterson.
The interview was with Bob Barnett, a longtime lawyer for the Clintons who has negotiated most – if not all – of their book deals.