Ivanka Trump: Family Separations Were A 'Low Point'


"Some people have created unrealistic expectations of what they expect from me", she said. Her father also often talks about "following laws" in relation to the current family separation situation to reinforce the idea that it's the law to take children from their parents, including babies who are still breastfeeding, and hold them in detention centers.

Trump was accused of insensitivity on social media in May when, amid the outcry over family separations, she posted a photograph of herself hugging her young son.

Ivanka Trump remained silent as the images, audio and stories from the border captured the nation's attention in June, the White House issuing a statement on her behalf.

President Donald Trump is downplaying his daughter's refusal to label the news media the "enemy of the people".

"If she's holding out for a bill that Republicans and Democrats could pass and her father would sign, she is living in la-la land", Rubin writes.

The president's daughter told Axios that her father's family separation policy was a "low point" for the administration, adding that she was "vehemently" against separating immigrant children from their families.

She explained that she has "some sensitivity" on the topic because she has been the subject of incorrect or unfair press coverage.

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It was First Lady Melania Trump who stepped up when President Trump's immigration policy was exposed for separating distraught children from their parents for extended periods of time.

Her comments at a public event underscored the hard balance Trump has sought as she provides private counsel to a president and father with whom she does not always see eye to eye, while enduring criticism for not being more outspoken about their differences.

On Thursday Ivanka Trump was asked-during an event hosted by the news outlet Axios-whether she thought the press was the "enemy" of American citizens, to which she answered bluntly: "no, I do not".

"That was a low point for me as well", the first daughter stated. "These are not easy issues; these are incredibly hard issues and, like the rest of the country, I experienced them actually in a very emotional way". "I did not feel comfortable with that", she said.

Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to contradict Mr. Trump's past comments describing the press as the enemy of the people.

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

Ivanka Trump and Julie Schwietert Collazo are both mothers, both have three children, and both claim to care about immigrant children who have been separated from their parents.