Trump Rips 'Fake News' as He Backs Ivanka on Media Support

Posted August 03, 2018

Ivanka Trump said Thursday that she does not agree with her father's characterization of the media as "the enemy of the people" and that she was "vehemently against" separating children from parents at the border, calling that a low point of her White House tenure.

"I used to be in NY, an entrepreneur, think about work-life balance", she said. She added: "we have to be very careful about incentivizing behaviour that puts children at risk of being trafficked, risk of entering this country with coyotes or making an incredibly risky journey alone".

"No, I do not", Ivanka Trump replied.

Axios' Mike Allen asked Ivanka if she believed the media was the "enemy of the people".

Trump faced new criticism following Thursday's remarks, with social media users pointing out that many parents and children remain separated even though the "zero-tolerance" policy was reversed in June. "But no, I do not consider the media the enemy of the people".

"I've certainly received my fair share of reporting on me personally that I know not to be fully accurate", Trump told the hosts. "Sometimes it feels like a whiny slap fight between the two and I wish they would step back and understand their respective roles".

Ivanka talked about her mother Ivana, 69, who was married to President Trump from 1977 until 1992.

The fury over family separation grew to a high when Trump, who is a mother herself, posted a photo hugging her son on social media. "Like the rest of the country I experience them in a very emotional way".

President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump is again speaking out against the separation of children and parents accused of illegally crossing the U.S. -Mexico border.

President Donald Trump later sought to downplay the distance, tweeting that his daughter answered correctly and that "It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!" "I moved here and I haven't exercised in like a year and it's total chaos". "I think anybody with a heart would feel very strongly about it", Trump said.

During the discussion, Trump explained why she recently chose to close her fashion business.

"She is doing something".

Asked if she agreed with the description of the press frequently invoked by her father, Ms Trump said: "No, I don't".