Elizabeth Warren Says Children Being Torn Out of Mothers' Arms Is on Donald Trump's Head

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, a critic of President Donald Trump and rumored 2020 presidential candidate, on Tuesday fired back at his claim that Democrats are responsible for families being torn apart at the Mexican border by saying that it's his own policy that has separated children from their parents.

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"This is an administrative policy that is separating these families, a Trump administration policy, and if Donald Trump wants to change it and let families stay together, he can change it," Warren said on ABC's The View.

"But the fact that these families are being separated at the border, the fact that children are being torn out of the arms of their mothers, is on Donald Trump's head and nobody else's," Warren concluded, drawing applause.

Warren was responding to The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg bringing up a Trump tweet on reports that Department of Health and Human Services officials lost track of close to 1,500 immigrant children in their custody.

"Put pressure on the Democrats to end the horrible law that separates children from there parents once they cross the Border into the U.S. Catch and Release, Lottery and Chain must also go with it and we MUST continue building the WALL! DEMOCRATS ARE PROTECTING MS-13 THUGS," Trump tweeted Saturday morning, though his administration backed the policy, and such a law does not exist.

Warren continued that such rules are not subject to a slow process through Congress and administrative agencies, but rather that the Trump administration decides them.

"This one is one the president makes the decision, and now what are we all doing? We're all talking about photographs, we're talking about what could've been done two years ago or four years ago or 10 years ago," Warren said. "Let's face it; we need comprehensive immigration reform, we need real change, we need systemic change."

Trump has attacked Warren numerous times in the past, infamously calling her "Pocahontas" because she had claimed that her mother's family was part Native American.