Ivanka Trump Breaks Her Silence on the Separation of Immigrant Children from Their Families
When it comes to the separation of families at the U.S. border, it seems everyone has an opinion—including all five living U.S. First Ladies (Melania Trump, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Rosalynn Carter).
First Daughter Ivanka Trump, on the other hand, hasn’t publicly shared her thoughts on the matter—which is surprising considering she touts herself as a champion of family time as well as maternity and paternity leave.
Finally, on Tuesday, Ivanka put an end to her silence—well, sort of. According to CNN, the eldest Trump daughter met with the President to discuss the heart-wrenching images of immigrant children separated from their families that have been weaving their way across the web.
"She offered the President her support and she said she would talk to any member of Congress to help find a legislative solution to the issue," White House spokesman Hogan Gidley shared with the news outlet.
Republican Representative Carlos Curbelo revealed that Trump mentioned the discussion with his daughter during a meeting with House Republicans.
"He mentioned that his daughter Ivanka had encouraged him to end this, and he said he does recognize that it needs to end and the images are painful and he's looking for a legislative solution," Curbelo explained. "He discussed the optics and the policy itself, and I think he's not comfortable with either."
That being said, when asked whether Trump addressed changing his zero-tolerance immigration policy, Curbelo said “no.”
In the meantime, she has taken to social media to celebrate Father’s Day with an Instagram showing her family unit completely in tact.
Cute? Yes. Tone-deaf? Also, yes.