First lady Melania just released a statement about child separation, and it’s rather surprising.
From the Hill:
First lady Melania Trump appeared to express disapproval on Sunday with her husband’s administration’s policy of separating migrant families who cross the U.S.–Mexico border illegally.
“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, said in a statement to The Hill.
Grisham’s statement was first given to CNN reporter Kate Bennett.
It’s not too surprising she’s against it, but rather surprising that she would say anything at all about it.
On the other hand, this is the Trump admin’s new position – child separation is bad, but it’s the Democrats’ fault. Clearly Melania is trying to split the baby (get it) by giving reporters what they think is ammunition against Trump, but instead offering a statement he probably wrote himself.
As I’ve said before, I think this policy probably won’t survive long. There’s too many people against it.