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First ladies unite to condemn Trump administration's family separation policy

On Monday, former first lady Michelle Obama responded to the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy of separating immigrant parents from their children at the border, citing former first lady Laura Bush's condemnation and adding: "Sometimes truth transcends party."

Obama is now the fourth first lady to speak out against the policy, including the current first lady, Melania Trump. Hillary Clinton also responded to the policy, telling an audience in New York on Monday that it is a "moral and humanitarian crisis" and that "every human being with a sense of compassion and decency should be outraged," CNN's Dan Merica reports. Jeva Lange

Update 4:51 p.m. ET: Former first lady Rosalyn Carter said Monday afternoon that "the practice and policy today of removing children from their parents' care at our border with Mexico is disgraceful and a shame to our country." With her comment, all five living first ladies have condemned the Trump administration's policy. Read Carter's full statement here.