Ivanka Trump boldly opposes family separation a month after her father reversed the policy

Ivanka Trump Axios event.
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Ivanka Trump is taking some stances against her presidential father — some of which might be coming a little too late.

At an Axios event Thursday, Trump boldly claimed she doesn't believe the media is "the enemy of the people," which is how President Trump often describes the press. She also came out as "vehemently against family separation," more than a month after the president walked back the policy put in place by Attorney General Jeff Sessions this spring.

Axios' Mike Allen started his talk with Trump by asking about the separation of children and parents at the border. The much-derided policy was a "low point," Trump said, declaring her strong opposition to it. Trump stopped short of truly expanding on her views, instead describing how, as the daughter of an immigrant — her mother Ivana was born in the Czech Republic — she experiences this "incredibly complex" topic "in a very emotional way."

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Trump's braver statement came when Allen asked if, like the president, Trump believes the media is "the enemy of the people." "No, I do not," Trump succinctly answered, bringing on a chorus of laughs that moved her to elaborate. As the occasional subject of inaccurate reporting, Trump said she has "some sensitivity around why people have concerns and gripe, especially when they feel targeted." But "no," she said, she does not agree with her father's very common criticism.

Watch Trump's responses below. Kathryn Krawczyk

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Kathryn Krawczyk

Kathryn is a graduate of Syracuse University, with degrees in magazine journalism and information technology, along with hours to earn another degree after working at SU's independent paper The Daily Orange. She's currently recovering from a horse addiction while living in New York City, and likes to share her extremely dry sense of humor on Twitter.