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. pic.twitter.com/qHx3Dr2mfz
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 13, 2019
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.
They better be careful, this administration likes to separate families.
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) May 13, 2019
only for the ducklings to be separated from their mother and housed in John Kelly-owned detention camps.
— Non Mendacium (@nonmendacium) May 13, 2019
Presumably the ducklings will be separated from the mother once they cross the fence.
— Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD) May 14, 2019
were they separated at the fence?
— Jennifer Hale (@jhaletweets) May 13, 2019
Steven Miller immediately had the baby ducks separated from the mother duck as a deterrent to other ducks
— Daniel Q. Carruthers (@DangerousDC40) May 14, 2019
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 crying uncontrollably asking for forgiveness
"I missed you "
"I'm sorry forgive me"
repeating "forgive me"
Is it Happy mothers day for their moms too?
Retweet 💔 pic.twitter.com/gx2xSKcJLj
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) May 12, 2019
Many families have yet to be reunited.