During a Wednesday segment on the U.S. immigration policy, “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski called out both Melania and Ivanka Trump for their inaction and seemingly feigned sympathy when it comes migrant children and the conditions they are currently enduring in U.S. detention centers.
"Melania went to the border to check on the children when the separations first came out," Brzezinski said, referencing the First Lady's controversial trip in 2018 to tour a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children ages 12 to 17 in Texas near the border of Mexico. While en route to her destination, Melania shocked many by wearing a jacket that featured graffiti on the back reading, "I really don't care, do u?"
"Ivanka went publicly because of course her brand is women and children, but she's taken that off her brand, children,” Brzezinski continued. “She said this was a ‘low point’ for her, this situation with the separations.”
In 2018, Ivanka said, regarding to her father's immigration policies, "That was a low point for me as well. I feel very strongly about that. And I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children."
Brzezinski asked on air on Wednesday: "What do you think this is? When you have children in squalor with the flu spreading rampantly around them. With children in danger, on your watch."
WATCH: @morningmika has a message for Melania and Ivanka Trump on the neglect of migrant children at detention centers:— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 26, 2019
"This is not a good look, and history will show. You will go down in history as having done nothing about this. I hope that you can live with that." pic.twitter.com/lE8VxDB8tw
"This is not being best," Brzezinski continued, referring to Melania's "Be Best" campaign, which intended to advocate against cyberbullying and drug use while focusing on the wellbeing of children. "This is not a good look, and history will show. You will go down in history as having done nothing about this. I hope that you can live with that."
The segment, and the public call out of Ivanka and Melania by Brzezinski, follows reports in which lawyers dubbed a Clint, Texas, detention center as "inhumane." According to the lawyers who visited the detention center, older children were allegedly taking care of younger children, and there was inadequate access to food, water, soap, and toothbrushes. Some children, reportedly, had not showered since they arrived in the United States.
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