Melania Trump: I Was ‘Blindsided’ by Family Separations, Zero Tolerance Policy on Immigration

During her big ABC News interview last night, First Lady Melania Trump said she was “blindsided” by her husband President Donald Trump‘s policy of family separation at the border.

Trump talked in the interview about her Be Best campaign, bullying, her husband’s infidelities, etc., but Tom Llamas also asked about the President denouncing “chain migration” despite how it helped her own parents.

The First Lady said she agrees with her husband that we need to be “vigilant about who is coming to the country.”

Llamas asked, “But do you think people should be able to bring in their mother and their father?”

“Yes, of course,” Trump responded. “But we need to vet them, we need to know who they are.”

But she does have a serious issue with family separations at the border, telling Llamas she “reacted right away.”

“It was unacceptable for me to see children and parents separated,” she said. “It was heartbreaking. And I reacted with my own voice.”

Llamas pointed out that this happened under the Trump administration’s own zero tolerance policy. The First Lady said, “I didn’t know that that policy would come out. I was blindsided by it. I told him at home, and I said to him that I feel that’s unacceptable, and he felt the same.”

Watch above (the relevant clip comes in at the 5-minute mark), via ABC News.

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