Ivanka Trump Blames Family Separation At Border On Parents


White House adviser, and U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, spoke out on the administration's highly criticized policy that separated migrant families crossing into the country.

Ivanka Trump, White House adviser and daughter of President Trump, speaks during an Axios360 News Shapers event Thursday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. She called Johnson leaving prison "one of the most lovely things I've ever seen". She also broke with her father's criticism of the media, saying she didn't feel they were the enemy of the people although she did understand concerns.

While Trump was said to have discouraged her father privately from the border policy, she said nothing publicly until after his reversal, when she thanked him for "taking critical action ending family separation".

Trump was also asked by Mike Allen of Axios to share the high point and low point of her tenure in the White House.

Neera Tanden, president and CEO of a liberal-aligned Center for American Progress, challenged Ivanka Trump to do more than just "talk about" the issues.

Noting that her mother was an immigrant who came to the United States legally, Ivanka Trump said this was a "country of laws". "I think anybody with a heart would feel very strongly about it", Trump said.

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Following Ivanka's public statement earlier in the day that she felt journalists were not enemies of the people, contrary to her father's repetitious use of the antagonistic line, Trump tweeted that she was right and that "fake news" was the real enemy.

But she went on to bash the media for what she described as putting lives in danger by reporting on classified intelligence. At some point, I will likely return to the private sector, but I don't have a timetable, and that's - that was the reason I took the decision that I did last week because it was unfair. A total 2,551 children were identified as separated from their families at the border.

"These are not easy issues". "And like the rest of the country, I experience them in a very emotional way".

"No, I do not [think that]", she said. "I moved here and I haven't exercised in like a year and it's total chaos". She puts small pieces of paper, which feature quick self-care activities, in a bowl to choose from and complete.

"I´m really passionate about the work that I´m doing here and I´m really committed to it", she said Thursday.