WATCH: Sean Spicer Claim 5-Year-Old Detained For Hours At Airport 'Could Have Posed A Threat'

WATCH: Sean Spicer Claim 5-Year-Old Detained For Hours At Airport ‘Could Have Posed A Threat’

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer struck a defiant tone when he said the White House will not apologize for detaining a five-year-old boy at Washington Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., Raw Story reports. The child was kept for hours on Saturday in order to keep the country safe, Spicer said.

Trump White House thinks it’s perfectly fine that this boy was traumatized

WJLA reports that the boy was traveling with another family member when he was detained.

In the emotional video below, you can see the boy being reunited with his mom, who at one point, pleaded with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. The governor was speaking to protesters at the airport, and has voiced his opposition to Trump’s ban on Muslims from specific countries.

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At a press conference Monday, NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker questioned Spicer about whether detaining the boy was even necessary.

“The President recognizes that it is his duty and obligation to keep this country safe,” Spicer said. “And by instituting a process by which we look at these countries over a 90-day period and the process by which the people can come in out of this country to ensure the safety of each and every one of us, I think, is something that makes a heck of a lot of sense.”

He continued:

“When you look at the 329,000 people [who traveled to the U.S. over the weekend], 109 were inconvenienced for the safety and security of us all. And to make sure that, if they are a five-year-old, that maybe they’re with their parents and they don’t pose a threat.

“But to assume that just because of someone’s age or gender or whatever that they don’t pose a threat would be misguided and wrong.”

The Independent reports that the youngster is a U.S. citizen and lives with his mother in Maryland, said Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen. It was “outrageous” that the boy was held for so long, he said, especially since his mother had given the airport advanced notice that he would be arriving. What’s even more outrageous is that the boy was reportedly handcuffed while he was detained.

Anger continues to build over Trump’s executive order banning citizens from seven primarily Muslim countries and all refugees from entering the U.S. Syrian refugees are also prohibited from entering the U.S. for an indefinite period.

Related: Heartbreaking New Twitter Account Sends Sobering Reminder: Ignoring Refugees Is A Death Sentence

Refugee groups around the world have called the ban unethical, unjustified and a breach of international and U.S. law, and several lawsuits have been filed in the U.S.

But despite Trump’s bluster, a five-year-old doesn’t conjure up the image of a terrorist, but even so this hasn’t stopped Trump from continuing to defiantly defend this idiocy. All too many times he harped on his immigration plan while campaigning, and his supporters lapped this up like cream. He’s even gone so far as to fire Sally Yates, his acting Attorney General because she refused to defend the immigration order in court. He has now replaced her with Dana Borente, who is willing to do his bidding.

So it looks as if for the time being, we’ll be safe from murderous five-year-olds. But not from Donald Trump.

In the video below, Sean Spicer tries to defend the White House’s position on this.

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Megan was born and raised in Ventura, California. She has since lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Mexico, and Costa Rica. While she has always been a liberal, her travels have informed her politics. She has worked for more than 25 years as a professional journalist writing about crime, the police, local politics, feature stories, environmental issues and a variety of other topics. She now writes for Reverb Press.

Megan supports Black Lives Matter and fights against racism, sexism, the corporatocracy, climate change deniers and others who continue to destroy the planet.

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