Chrissy Teigen says Ivanka Trump exhibits a “complete lack of empathy” on the matter of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” family separation policy.
“It’s a painful thing to see that and it’s a painful thing to see such a complete lack of empathy,” Teigen said at the House Democrats’ annual retreat when asked by former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry about how images of children separated from their parents have affected her.
“When it comes from people, like Ivanka, I will say, that can post all day pictures of her children that are just in her home and ‘oh my daughter is having trouble in her crib’ or ‘my daughter is doing this’ and ‘my daughter is doing this,’ there are children out there that don’t have that opportunity,” she said.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 11, 2019
Many concurred with Teigen’s remarks.
She is absolutely right. The psychological torture these children are suffering having been ripped from their parents arms is unfathomable.
— Spicoli 🌊🏄♂️ (@SecularSpicoli) April 11, 2019
Chrissy speaks from the heart. From a good place. Ivanka is the opposite.
— Ricardo Winters (@RicardoWinters8) April 11, 2019
That’s who all Trump’s are. They lack empathy and much more.
— LT (@LTGym) April 11, 2019
— James Kosur (@JamesKosur) April 12, 2019
Teigen, whom President Donald Trump has actually blocked on Twitter, also discussed how the Trump administration has impacted her mental health. She said she needed to take a step back from weighing in on political issues because of attacks on social media.
“I couldn’t read the messages that I was being sent because, of course, Donald more than anything he says and does, he opened a world, opened up a window to all these people that felt like it became OK to be just as nasty as him, and it made it acceptable and I didn’t want to be a part of that anymore,” she said.
Last year, Ivanka Trump appeared to distance herself from her father when she declared herself “vehemently against” family separation.
.@IvankaTrump: "That was a low point for me as well. I feel very strongly about that. I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children…immigration is incredibly complex as a topic." #axios360 pic.twitter.com/shU32wprwu
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 2, 2018