The American people have seen a number of controversial policies carried out under the administration of President Donald Trump, but among the worst is the "zero tolerance" policy regarding undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border.
The policy treated all border crossings as criminal offenses, rather than civil offenses including those that are not illegal at all.
In the previous administration, first time offenders caught crossing the border who didn't present a threat to the United States were given a court summons and released from custody. The majority of these appeared on their court dates.
As a result of the change from the Trump administration, thousands of parents were separated from their children and detainment facilities soon became overcrowded, with inhumane conditions.
But don't ask Ivanka Trump about any of that.
In an interview on CBS's Face the Nation, host Margaret Brennan asked the President's eldest daughter, who is also a mother, about her father's family separation policy.
After being vocal against the administration's "zero tolerance" policy, @IvankaTrump says "everyone should be engag… https://t.co/ksKFouRnDd— Face The Nation (@Face The Nation)1577649614.0
"Immigration is not part of my portfolio. Obviously, I think everyone should be engaged, and the full force of the U.S. government is committed to this effort of border security, to protecting the most vulnerable. That includes those being trafficked across our border."
People couldn't help but roll their eyes at the evasion.
“Immigration is not part of my portfolio, obviously.” Whoa! Slow that roll, @FaceTheNation. Ivanka’s staying in he… https://t.co/38zDWAOmAO— Stephanie Kennedy (@Stephanie Kennedy)1577679430.0
The question is what IS in her portfolio? What does she do? Is she the Whitehouse charmer? https://t.co/NyvIRMiBhx— Cheryl (@Cheryl)1577727571.0
@FaceTheNation @IvankaTrump Ivanka’s portfolio only cover photobombing and lots of vacations.— Denise Wu (@Denise Wu)1577657673.0
Sorry Ivanka, Family separations are in EVERY American's "portfolio." What kind of Human Being are you? https://t.co/VVEwhEsew9— David L Gurbach (@David L Gurbach)1577727022.0
Others called out Face the Nation for claiming Ivanka was a "vocal" opponent of the policy.
@RealDLHughley A mime is more vocal on zero tolerance than Ivanka. And probably better informed. https://t.co/9USxOUjOde— Rick Bailey STFU (@Rick Bailey STFU)1577711640.0
@FaceTheNation @IvankaTrump When was she vocal against the zero tolerance policy? Let's have specific dates and ti… https://t.co/l7KbgteNks— W.J.Wylie3 it was an attempted coup not a riot (@W.J.Wylie3 it was an attempted coup not a riot)1577652364.0
@FaceTheNation @IvankaTrump I call this BS. @FaceTheNation allowed her to skirt the issue. She’s okay with kids bei… https://t.co/rcD0zUW8TB— NMWizard (@NMWizard)1577652252.0
Ivanka Trump was not a vocal opponent of family separation. In fact she said nothing about it. This is a bad tweet. https://t.co/TJFO6OfSfH— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1577652036.0
Ivanka was hardly vocal against the family separation policy.
Once her father ended the policy after widespread backlash, she tweeted in support of reuniting families.
Now that an EO has been signed ending family separation at the border, it is time to focus on swiftly and safely re… https://t.co/VfKGHS4X6A— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump)1529598074.0
Six weeks after the policy was reportedly scrapped, she described it as a "low point."