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Jen Psaki handles Meghan McCain like a boss in rude interview

Meghan McCain‘s bad week continued this morning on The View when the gotcha question she asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki backfired.

John McCain’s daughter demanded to know how President Biden reopening a HHS facility was any different from Donald Trump separating kids from their parents in detention centers.

Biden reopened the facility because there are still hundreds of children whose parents have not been located after they were taken from them by the Trump administration. At the time Trump left office, there were still 611 children whose parents could not be found.

Psaki very politely put McCain in her place.

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“It is absolutely not the same thing, Meghan. We are not ripping children from the arms of their parents,” she explained. “That is horrible and something we saw in the last administration.”

She then went on to say that the Biden administration is committed to figuring out “how to treat them humanely and keep them safe” and not just lock them up in cages indefinitely as the Trump administration did.

Psaki continued, “And in a time of COVID, that means we needed to open an additional facility so we had to have educational services, so we could have legal services and medical and health services and have those kids there treated humanely until we can find proper homes, family placements for these kids.”

Then she called the situation is “incredibly difficult” and “heart-wrenching” but said it was “the best decision we could make to keep these kids safe until we can get them to the right places and the right homes.”

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Not satisfied with the answer and clearly not understanding the complex nuances of the situation, McCain rudely said, “I just want to know are you or are you not detaining children in a different facility.”

To which Psaki responded by informing her that the facility has been completely “revamped” and “redone” and again reiterated that it takes time to find safe homes for roughly 600 displaced children.

“We can’t send them directly to families that haven’t been vetted,” Psaki said, adding that the Biden administration has put an end to the practice of separating children from parents at the border.

Here’s how folx have been responding to the heated exchange…

Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.

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