Sean Spicer defends handcuffing a 5-year-old American boy for hours at an airport immigration checkpoint

"To assume that just because of someone’s age and gender that they don’t pose a threat would be misguided and wrong."

The boy is a US citizen. His mother is of Iranian origin.

Footage shows the boy's mother waiting anxiously at Dulles International airport in Washington DC before being reunited with her son, who was reportedly flown into the airport with another family.

She then sang “happy birthday” to the little boy in English as she hugged him and covered him with kisses as onlookers cheered.

White House claims five-year-old boy detained in US airport for hours 'could have posed a security threat' [Rachel Roberts/The Independent]

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  1. Evil. I don't know how else to describe these people anymore.

  2. Franko says:

    oh, sure, SURE: singling him out by age and gender is wrong, but ethnicity and/or religion? TOTALLY FAIR.

  3. How did we get to a point where "it is not cool to handcuff a 5-year-old citizen for hours for no goddamn reason" is suddenly a partisan issue??

  4. I think Spicer is finally acknowledging that toddlers shoot more Americans on US soil than foreign-born terrorists do.

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