But while the first lady may officially oppose President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy — in which some 2,000 children have been separated from their parents and placed in a Texas detention center — that won’t stop her from getting heat for her husband’s actions.
On Tuesday, FLOTUS hosted Spain’s Queen Letizia for a tea at the White House. She later tweeted a photo of the occasion and noted that she and the royal spent time “focusing on the ways we can positively impact children.”
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 19, 2018
The reference to children was all the fuel critics — including some celebrities — needed to chide the first lady for not pushing Trump to stop the family separations.
Yeah, give that a good, hard think. What could you do……? https://t.co/u5LItLvkFA
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) June 20, 2018
You're kidding, right? You can start helping children by talking to your husband about changing his policy of separating children from their parents at the border.
— Marsha Mood (@MarshaMood) June 19, 2018
Impact children??? How's the impact of putting a young child into a concentration camp?
— Mark🌟Siegel (@marksiegelbooks) June 19, 2018
Like letting them out of cages?
— Erin Carr (@Erin_Carr) June 20, 2018
Hey Melania – either help us liberate your husband's child concentration camps, or convince him to resign.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 19, 2018
This has got to be one of the most tone deaf tweets I’ve ever seen.
— Gareth Abreo (@GarethAbreo) June 20, 2018
You can save the children at the border for a start!!!
— LindaLou 🌊🏁 (@LindaLou0711) June 19, 2018
Uh. The camps….. but nice dress.
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) June 20, 2018
just white kids tho, right?
— Usman Ally (@UsmanAlly) June 20, 2018
FLOTUS isn’t the only Trump family member to be confronted over the border crackdown. First daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump — who has allegedly asked her father about the policy but has remained silent publicly — has been slammed on social media. Meghan McCain also called her out during Tuesday’s The View.
TRUMP DEFIANT ON FAMILY SEPARATIONS: Outrage continues to grow over the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy and the forced separation of immigrant parents from their children — the co-hosts react to the latest. https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/q6o0t2muuE
— The View (@TheView) June 19, 2018
“Don’t tell us to call our representatives,” one follower wrote. “TALK TO THE PRESIDENT’S ADVISER. TALK TO JARED. TALK TO IVANKA. TAKE REAL-LIFE ACTION.”
“Have your boyfriend’s brother speak to his father-in-law,” suggested another commenter.
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- Ivanka Trump’s $5,000 silver gown is being compared to thermal blankets used by immigrant kids
- Tomi Lahren calls border patrol agents ‘humanitarians’ as 2,000 children are taken from their parents
- Oprah Winfrey slams Trump’s family separation policy: ‘Can’t stand it’