As first lady Melania Trump took her second trip to the border to visit children who had been separated from their parents in immigration detention centers, CNN’s Ana Navarro took the opportunity to slam her for “staged photo-ops.”
“The very first question that Melania Trump asked when she went on a visit to the border was ‘I really don’t care, do you?’ That was the very first question she asked,” Navarro said, referencing the first lady’s controversial jacket donned during her first border trip.
“I’m a little over these staged photo-ops,” she continued. “I’m a little over — I’m a little unaffected by hearing that Ivanka and Melania are having influence on the president.”
Navarro went on to question whether or not the first lady or the president’s daughter had any influence over the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy for illegal border separations that led to families being torn apart or the subsequent executive order that ended it.
“What we have seen is an executive order, that first of all was a sham because it did not need to be signed,” she said. “It is a unilateral policy created by this administration, by this DOJ with the affirmation of this president.”
“So we saw a sham order that was signed that then has not been executed because they had absolutely no plan on how to do it,” she added.
While the executive order signed by President Donald Trump ended his administration’s policy of separating families, thousands of immigrant children haven’t been reunited with their parents.
“There are still 2,000-plus kids that are separated, that are wailing for their mommy, that are sleeping under foil blankets,” Navarro said. “So, really, you know Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, girls, you got more work to do.”