The office of First Lady Melania Trump released a statement on Sunday regarding President Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant families from their children at the U.S.-Mexican border.
“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,” the statement says. “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) June 17, 2018
The statement echoes a Friday press release which blames Democrats for the policy.
This is Orwellian stuff. WH claiming in this email that family separations are policy of congressional Democrats. It’s a Trump policy announced by the administration and carried out by the administration. Not to mention GOP controls Congress. pic.twitter.com/5AduQAK9tj
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 15, 2018
Comedian Kathy Griffin the tore into the First Lady on Twitter for pushing the lie that “both sides” are responsible for the family separation policy. “You know damn well your husband can end this immediately,” Griffin wrote.
Griffin then called “Melanie” Trump a “feckless complicit piece of sh*t.”
Fuck you, Melanie. You know damn well your husband can end this immediately…you feckless complicit piece of shit. https://t.co/5NsoFgMuLr
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 17, 2018
Yup. I stand by my tweet. The First Lady Melanie’s statement was disgraceful. https://t.co/K9s5S9DOMx
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 18, 2018
In May, comedian Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c*nt” for having not done anything to convince the president to stop ripping families apart at the southern border. “He listens to you,” Bee added.
Walter Schaub, Senior Director of ethics for Campaign Legal, defended Griffin’s harsh language. The First Lady is “actively participating in deceiving the American people about the human rights violations her husband is committing,” Schaub said.
Some may wring their hands over the naughty words here, but if there was ever a time for naughty words in this world it is EXACTLY when the president’s spouse is actively participating in deceiving the American people about the human rights violations her husband is committing.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) June 17, 2018
Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that children of parents attempting to enter into the United States across our border with Mexico would be separated from their parents.