Joy Behar Says You ‘Can’t Enjoy Life’ While Knowing About Immigrant Family Separation at Border

On Monday, “The View” hosts piled onto the mounting criticism of President Donald Trump’s administration for separating immigrant families at the southern border.

Host Joy Behar specifically took on the president, claiming that he was “lying” when he blamed Democrats for the immigration situation.

Co-host Sunny Hostin argued that while crossing the border illegally was a crime, the law didn’t mandate that the government separate families. She instead attributed that practice to Attorney Jeff Sessions’ “zero-tolerance policy” announced earlier this year.

“So when Donald Trump says the Democrats have a law, he’s lying,” she said.

Behar went on to complain about the children’s conditions, saying that “you can’t enjoy your life right now when you know that this is happening.”

“I keep thinking of 2,000 children. Some of them are a year and a half, 2 years old. Who’s changing the diapers? Who’s feeding them? Who’s breastfeeding these children?” she asked.

“It’s really abusive,” Behar added after noting that immigration authorities couldn’t engage in physical contact to comfort the children. 

Watch their conversation below:

While Behar accused Trump of using the children as a “bargaining chip,” Hostin called it “cruelty” and “human rights abuses.”

The practice, as “The View” noted, gathered intense media backlash, including during a White House press briefing last week.

After “The View” showed Playboy reporter Brian Karem asking press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if she had any empathy, Behar remarked, “apparently not.”

Co-host Meghan McCain, whose father has been a prominent proponent of immigration reform, lamented that the detention centers looked like “dog kennels” and said the situation would “come back and haunt Republicans in the elections.”

The hosts’ comments came just after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tore into the media, claiming that the administration didn’t have a “policy of separating families”:

In a speech on Monday, Nielsen defended the administration as doing its “job” and cited how from October 2017 to February 2018, it saw a dramatic increase in immigrants “fraudulently using children to pose as family units to gain entry into this country.”

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