President Trump's views on the family separations at the border can be summed up in these two quotes from his meeting today with business leaders.
In Trump's first remark, he is essentially saying the policy acts as a deterrent for people coming to the US:
- "We want a great country. We want a country with heart. But when people come up, they have to know they can't get in. Otherwise it's never going to stop."
Trump then lays out the separation policy:
- "When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away. Now, we don't have to prosecute them, but then we're not prosecuting them for coming in illegally. That's not good."