Trump Official Told U.S. Court That Children Don’t Need Soap Or Tooth Brushes

The judges were appalled, as were users on Twitter.

On Tuesday, Sarah Fabian, a Department of Justice attorney, attempted to tell Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal judges that the immigrant children who are detained should not be entitled to soap, toothbrushes, or beds from the federal government.

According to The Huffington Post, Fabian said that “safe and sanitary” conditions could be provided for the children without soap, toothbrushes, or beds.

Judge A. Wallace Tashima, who was imprisoned in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II, fired back that “everyone’s common understanding” is that those requirements are needed for safe and sanitary conditions. “Wouldn’t you agree with that?” Tashima probed.

“Well...maybe,” Fabian answered.

Twitter users angrily criticized Fabians remarks.

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