Was Ivanka Trump Behind President's About-Face on Family Separation at the Border?

Playing Did Ivanka Ask President Trump to End Illegal Immigrant Child Separation Policy?

Did Ivanka Trump persuade her father to end his policy of separating illegal immigrants from their children?

The president says she showed him images of terrified kids being taken away from their parents, asking, "Daddy, what are we doing about this?" 

President Trump admitted he was moved, saying, "Those images affect everybody."

He signed the executive order in the Oval Office Wednesday, ending the practice of child separation. However, he said that his "zero-tolerance" policy of prosecuting immigrants who try to cross the border illegally will still be enforced.

Washington insider Kate Andersen Brower spoke to Inside Edition about Ivanka’s influence on her father. 

"I think Ivanka has the ability to get her father focused," she said. 

Brower is the author of the new book "First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power."

The president has been getting pummeled as tensions rise over the immigration crisis.

He was heckled by Democrats as he arrived for a meeting on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, and one intern even shouted "f*** you!" at the president.

Homeland Security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen is also under fire, as she was the one enforcing the policy. 

Protesters followed her into a Washington, D.C., Mexican restaurant while she was inside having dinner. They yelled at her until she walked out. 

On Wednesday, she drafted the executive order signed by President Trump. 

During the "zero-tolerance" period, an average 65 children per day were separated from their parents. It's not clear yet how or when the 2,300 children will be reunited with their moms and dads. 

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