MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski has been begging Ivanka Trump to take a stand against family separations, but the president’s daughter insists she’s doing enough.
The “Morning Joe” co-host has been sending social media messages to her friend, begging her to take action or speak out, and she’s not satisfied with the White House adviser’s response so far.
“Ivanka called yesterday and I’ve been speaking to her, posting comments on her Instagram, so I can be sure that she reads them, letting her know that we really need to hear from her,” Brzezinski said.
Ivanka Trump has positioned herself as an advocate for women and families, and Brzezinski said she had failed her moral duty by remaining publicly silent on child detentions.
“I texted her, and I have it right here, because i wanted to talk to her, but I wanted to make it very clear the parameters of this conversation would be very clear and that I wasn’t going to be just a trusting (friend) any more,” Brzezinski said. “I’ve lost trust, and I said unless you can tell me where the little girls and toddlers are, and the intention of this administration is to reunite these families right away, now, that there’s nothing to talk about.”
Brzezinski said she would be happy to speak to Ivanka Trump on the record if she would speak out against her father’s policy, but the MSNBC host was disappointed in the response.
“She wrote me back off the record, so I won’t mention what she wrote off the record, because that would be wrong,” Brzezinski said. “But it was kind of a just placating group of sentences, some that didn’t make sense, basically saying, talk is cheap or that she was making efforts.”
“I wrote back on the record, unless you can speak out in public for mothers and women and babies, and that she might want to understand that this is her moment, to talk about the ideals that this country (were) created on, the morals that this country holds close for the rest of the world,” she continued. “If she could show the world that she cares about mothers and children, that would be good, and that if she can’t, that no one is going to ever respect her again because this whole thing is a joke, this position that she holds is a joke.”
Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quit’
Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.
Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.
Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.
He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff
Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?
Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.
The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."
There's little mystery about how the night will go down.
Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.
Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’
After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.
"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."
Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.