"These are not easy issues, these are incredibly hard issues and like the rest of the country, I experience them in a very emotional way", said Ivanka, who serves as an adviser in her father's White House. She added that "we have to be careful about incentivizing behavior that puts children at risk", by encouraging unsafe journeys across the border.
White House adviser, and U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, spoke out on the administration's highly criticized policy that separated migrant families crossing into the country. "I feel very strongly about that, and I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children".
"Imagine being complicit in the horrifying kidnapping of children, the separation of families, and the detention of immigrants in inhumane conditions-and commenting about how hard this has been for *you*", they said.
Trump was heavily criticized for her silence during the Trump administration's practice of separating families.
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"No, I do not", she responded.
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"No, I do not [think that]", she said.
In the Axios interview, Ivanka also said she doesn't agree with her father's characterization of the media as the "enemy of the people". She also broke with her father's criticism of the media, saying she didn't feel they were the enemy of the people although she did understand concerns.
She made the remarks in a Thursday morning workforce development forum with Axios' Mike Allen.
She explained that she has "some sensitivity" on the topic because she has been the subject of incorrect or unfair press coverage.
Ms Trump recently closed her business and the pair's children are reportedly at school in Washington - both taken as signs that they are committing long-term to the White House.
The Trump administration has faced intense bipartisan criticism for implementing a "zero tolerance" policy that called for prosecuting people who cross the USA border illegally.