During an Oval Office interview Tuesday, President Donald Trump claimed it was actually his predecessor who established the unpopular policy of separating migrant families at the border and putting children in "cages."
The president claimed that he isn't looking to bring back the family separation policy while also saying it deterred people from crossing the border.
"Obama separated those children," Trump said. "Those cages that were shown, I think they were very inappropriate. They were built by President Obama's administration, not by Trump."
"President Obama had child separation, take a look," he added. "The press knows it, you know it, we all know it. I'm the one that stopped it."
He went on to say that without the family separation policy, more people enter the US illegally and treat it "like a picnic" or going to "Disneyland."
"I was the one that changed it," Trump said.
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