Ivanka Trump gets slammed after thanking her dad for fixing an immigration crisis he created
Last May, the Trump administration announced a "zero tolerance" policy for immigration. As a result, more than 650 migrant children were cruelly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. This includes families seeking asylum from gang warfare and poverty in Central America, who were not breaking any United States laws.
The heartbreaking stories poured in, sparking national outrage from both parties. All five living first ladies united to condemn the inhumane practice, calling it "a shame to our country." President Donald Trump claimed he hated separating families, too, but refused to stop it. He falsely stated his policy was "the Democrats' law," and encouraged them to fix it. (A tough quest, since Republicans control the Senate, House and White House.)
However, now President Trump has pulled a U-Turn, signing an executive order to stop family separations. Instead, families will be detained together indefinitely. According to a 2015 court ruling, the government must release children from detention after 20 days. So, unless they decide to release the families, this is probably leading to a showdown in court.
Reportedly, First Daughter and World's Least Convincing Scientist Ivanka Trump persuaded her father to change his mind. However, the self-proclaimed advocate for children and families has been noticeably silent about this issue on social media. That is, until today. After her father signed the executive order, she tweeted a feckless congratulations.
"Thank you @POTUS for taking critical action ending family separation at our border. Congress must now act + find a lasting solution that is consistent with our shared values;the same values that so many come here seeking as they endeavor to create a better life for their families."
Twitter users slammed Ivanka, pointing out that she thanked her father for fixing an immigration crisis that he created. (According to Politifact, previous administrations separated families "relatively rarely, and nowhere near the rate of the Trump administration." The Trump administration made the policy a feature, not a bug.)
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Calling out injustice is the real injustice.
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The word 'feckless' came up a lot in the replies. A couple weeks ago, talk show host Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a "feckless c--t" for remaining silent about her father's family separation policy. She later apologized for using vulgar language. (Feckless means "lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible.")
Bravo talk show host Andy Cohen's response was short and sweet.
Well, families will no longer be separated at the border, which is great news, because I think even Lord Voldemort would call that policy "a bit much." But there's still many questions. For example, is there a plan to reunite the hundreds of children who were separated from their parents? After the children have been detained for 20 days, what will happen? What kind of immigration reform will Congress attempt to pass? Time will tell.