Days after Mother's day, CNN White House correspondent and professional thorn in the Trump administration's side, Jim Acosta, spotted one mother duck sauntering onto the White House grounds with her ducklings eagerly following.
Check out this adorable family below.
Mama duck and ducklings enter the WH grounds. https://t.co/qHx3Dr2mfz— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta)1557785753.0
Once people had gotten the aw's out of their systems, the commentary soon took a dark turn.
As you may have noticed, the duck family crossed a fence to enter the grounds, and many jokingly lamented that the family would be separated, alluding to President Donald Trump's revolting family separation policy.
@Acosta They better be careful, this administration likes to separate families.— Dana Goldberg (@Dana Goldberg)1557786883.0
@Acosta only for the ducklings to be separated from their mother and housed in John Kelly-owned detention camps.— Non Mendacium (@Non Mendacium)1557785984.0
@Acosta @NicolleDWallace Presumably the ducklings will be separated from the mother once they cross the fence.— Sam Wang (@Sam Wang)1557801698.0
@Acosta @janemarielynch were they separated at the fence?— Jennifer Hale (@Jennifer Hale)1557787858.0
@Acosta Steven Miller immediately had the baby ducks separated from the mother duck as a deterrent to other ducks— Daniel Q. Carruthers (@Daniel Q. Carruthers)1557811890.0
While the ducks getting separated may be a joke, Trump's family separation policy is no laughing matter. The bungled effort by the administration has left untold children unaccounted for.
8-year-old Franklin of Guatemala reunited w/ his parents after being separated at the U.S. border. His father is c… https://t.co/jNq3Ydp9bS— StanceGrounded (@StanceGrounded)1557683032.0
Many families have yet to be reunited.