Donald Trump Rips Democrats for Tweeting Border Pictures from 2014

Ivanka Trump is facing an online backlash for tweeting what one critic called a "tone deaf" photo of herself cuddling her son as outrage grows over a federal government policy to separate the children of undocumented migrants from their parents.

"They thought it was recent pictures in order to make us look bad, but backfires". Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country... He has since deleted the tweet.

Some of the photos began surfacing this week on Twitter, with a handful of liberal activists claiming that the children in the images were being detained by the Trump administration.

But it turned out that the photo originally appeared in the Arizona Republic in 2014 - during the Obama administration. Under US protocol, if parents are jailed, their children would be separated from them.

"The parents are subject to prosecution while children may not be", Sessions said earlier this month. "If you're smuggling a child, then we're going to prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you, probably, as required by law".

The story linked to photos taken by AP's Ross D Franklin at a centre run by the Customs and Border Protection Agency in Nogales, Arizona. The caption references United States efforts to process 47,000 unaccompanied children at the Nogales centre and another one in Brownsville, Texas. But among those who took notice was Jon Favreau, Obama's former speechwriter.

Liberal lawmakers pounced on the White House during the holiday weekend over multiple reports that the administration had "lost track" of over 1,000 Central American migrant children; yet failed to disclose it was most likely a result of their sponsors failing to respond to a government survey. "The pictures are from 2014".

"These bad pictures are from 2014, when the government's challenge was reconnecting unaccompanied minors who showed up at the border with family or a safe sponsor", he wrote.

"This is so unbelievably tone deaf, given that public outrage is growing over young kids being forcibly ripped from the arms of their parents at the border - a barbaric policy that Ivanka Trump is complicit in supporting", added Brian Klaas, a political scientist at the London School of Economics.

Numerous posts blamed the Trump administration for holding the children, citing Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement earlier this month that the administration was changing its policy about people illegally entering the US.



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