Ivanka Trump: Migrant child separation a 'low point'

Instead, like other Trump administration officials, she implicitly questioned the wisdom of the parents who bring their children to the U.S. border.

Ivanka Trump continued Thursday, "I am the daughter of an immigrant, my mother grew up in communist Czech Republic, but we are a country of laws".

Ivanka Trump also said she agreed with the view that the separation of children from their parents at the border was a "low point" for the administration.

"I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children", she said.

When asked if she believed the media was the "enemy of the people", Ivanka Trump said, "No, I don't".

But she said she felt "very strongly" about the issue. As a result of the policy, thousands of migrant children were separated from their parents and placed in holding facilities while the adults faced prosecution. She also made the move after controversy over a jacket she chose to wear during the scandal which said, 'I really don't care.

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The comments from Trump, a White House adviser, came during an event hosted by Axios at which she was asked whether she concurs with President Trump's frequent description of the news media.

"So I have some sensitivity around why people have concerns and gripe, especially when they feel targeted".

In a heated exchange with CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta during a briefing with reporters, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to dispute President Trump's claim against the media. We do not have a border crisis; the zero-tolerance policy was created to punish migrants and to excite Trump's base. We don't like the idea of allowing people into our country if we don't know who they are, where they are going and why they're coming.

On high points for the administration, she cited the president commuting the sentence of Alice Johnson, a woman serving a life sentence for drug offences whose case had been championed by reality television star Kim Kardashian West.

In November, as Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore faced accusations of misconduct with teen girls when he was in his 30s, Ivanka Trump declared "there´s a special place in hell for people who prey on children".

"I´m really passionate about the work that I´m doing here and I´m really committed to it", she said Thursday. It was unfair to my team, 17 months into this, to not be able to say with any certainty that I was coming back within a specified period of time or ever...

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