As Families Are Split, Vanessa Trump Cries About Missing Kids At Camp

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Vanessa Trump deleted her social media posts lamenting missing her children during their camping trips amid immigrants being separated from their kids.

Vanessa Trump, left, stands on a stage with her now-estranged husband, Donald Trump Jr. (center) and President Donald Trump (right).

The estranged wife of Donald Trump Jr. and daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump published a tone-deaf social media post about missing her children, all while thousands of immigrants at the southern U.S. border are being forcibly separated from their young ones.

Vanessa Trump, who is in the process of divorcing her husband, shared on social media images of their children playing in a tent and making a pretend fire. The post, which has since been deleted, seems to demonstrate that Trump is going to miss her children when they go off to camp next week.

“Last trip with my kiddies before their summer camps start!” she wrote.

While it is understandable that a mother may miss her children when she sends them away to camp or school, Trump’s choice is entirely voluntary — undocumented immigrants who are forcibly separated from their children, on the other hand, have no choice in the matter.

And while Trump can expect her children to return home after a few days, those same immigrants aren’t being granted the same assurances. Some experts suspect, in fact, that a number of children torn from their parents will never be reunited with them.

Many online were critical of Trump, voicing their indignation of her post with their own thoughts on the matter.

Trump’s social media feed largely focuses on her children. Some leeway can possibly be given to her, with the understanding that parents across the country are posting photos of their kids heading to summer camp as well, and that they, too, are going to miss them.

But Trump is in a unique position to say something to her estranged husband — the two regularly interact with one another still, and they seem to be amicable despite their separation.

She could have sent a powerful message this week to her father-in-law by posting her own opinions about the separation of families. Instead, her relationship with the Trumps make it seem like she’s flaunting her family’s closeness, all while the president enacts policies that divide mothers and fathers from their kids.

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