Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar boasted that President Donald Trump’s child separation policy at the border shows the administration’s “generosity.”
“It is one of the great acts of American generosity and charity, what we are doing for these unaccompanied kids who are smuggled into our country or come across illegally,” Azar said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tuesday.
Blitzer questioned why HHS banned media from accessing the detention centers where the children are being held.
“People all over the world are wondering what’s going on,” Blitzer said.
Azar insisted that the staff at the centers are just too busy for media.
“These are groups of the most well-meaning, altruistic individuals,” he said. “These kids are happy, they are loved, they are cared for, it is a compassionate environment.”
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"We have nothing to hide about how we operate these facilities … it is one of the great acts of American generosity and charity, what we are doing for these unaccompanied kids" HHS Secretary Alex Azar says https://t.co/FMtVbt3AsB pic.twitter.com/YEfLIpgMRg
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