Ivanka Trump Faces Backlash After Posting Photo of Her Toddler Son
Many called the photo insensitive after the government announced a new "zero tolerance" policy.
The internet isn’t pleased with Ivanka Trump.
The mom-of-three posted a photo to Twitter showing her cuddling her 2-year-old son, Theodore, on Sunday with the caption: "My <3! #SundayMorning."
But some people called the post insensitive in light of the recently enacted “zero tolerance” policy, which allows border security agents to take away the children of people who entered the U.S. illegally.
Ivanka, who serves as an adviser to her father, has not spoken out about the policy.
“You’d almost never know her father’s administration, to which she is an adviser, was brutally separating migrant children from their asylum-seeking parents and lost track of 1,500 of them,” MSNBC correspondent Joy Reid wrote on Twitter in reference to Ivanka’s post.
Many others, including Jim Carrey, also chimed in.
She has not responded to the criticism.
On Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. posted a photo with two of his children, Spencer and Chloe, and received similar comments.
While some slammed the photographs for their "insensitivity," others praised them. "You're such a wonderful example of what a great father is!" one fan wrote on the post.
Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said people caught smuggling a child into the country will be prosecuted "and that child will be separated from you as required by law."
"We don’t want to separate families, but we don’t want families to enter the border illegally," he said while speaking at Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies’ 2018 spring conference.
The government reportedly places the children in foster homes. At a congressional committee last month, however, it was determined the government was "unable to determine with certainty the whereabouts of 1,475" minors after attempting to contact their sponsors in the last three months of 2017.
After the revelation, many began tweeting using the hashtag #WhereAreTheChildren.
Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to blame democrats for the “horrible law."
It is not clear what he meant as there is no law mandating the "zero tolerance" policy, reports said.
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