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Trump under fire after blaming Democrats for child refugee scandal

US President Donald Trump has come under fire after he blamed Democrats for the child refugee scandal which sees minors held in camps after being separated from their parents when entering the country.

Pictures on the Mexican border appeared to show a tent city where at least 4,000 children are believed to be held due to Mr Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

However, former First Lady Laura Bush was joined by Melania Trump in condemning the policy.

Ms Bush compared the scenes to “the Japanese American internment camps of World War Two,” seen as one of the most “shameful episodes in US history.”

“This zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” she said.

Ms Trump said in a statement that she “hates to see children separated from their families,” calling on “both sides” to work on immigration.

In a typical outburst Mr Trump blamed the Democrats saying the detention camps showed there was a need to elect more Republicans in the midterm elections.

“Democrats are good at only three things, High Taxes, High Crime and Obstruction. Sad!,” the Twitter bore tweeted.

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