White House defends detaining five year old boy

White House spokesman Sean Spicer defends the actions that led to a 5-year-old boy being detained following President Trump’s immigration ban saying, “to assume that just because of someone’s age and gender that they don’t pose a threat would be misguided and wrong.”

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (CBS) – The White House is defending the actions that led to a 5-year-old boy being detained at a U.S. airport for hours following President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

In a White House news briefing, spokesman Sean Spicer said, “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 was detained at Washington D.C.’s Dulles airport on Saturday following Trump’s order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.