Trump faces criticism for photo with mostly white male lawmakers discussing migrant family separations
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A photo of President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Ayers decision casts harsh light on Trump NASA offers to show Stephen Curry evidence from moon landings Freedom Caucus calls on leadership to include wall funding, end to 'catch and release' in funding bill MORE discussing migrant family separations at the U.S.–Mexico border with Congress on Wednesday is making the rounds on social media after people immediately pointed out a lack of diversity in the room. 

The photo came from a Wednesday meeting with lawmakers in which the president was discussing ending migrant family separations at the southern border.

Many on Twitter were quick to point out the lack of women and people of color in the room as Trump and lawmakers discussed the issue.

“All. White. Men.,” Dana Shell Smith, the former Ambassador to Qatar, tweeted in response to the photo.

Lauren Dobson-Hughes, the former president of Planned Parenthood tweeted, “No good ever comes from a room full of white men," quoting Elmira Bayrasli, co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted, which works to combat gender disparity in the field.

The photo came as the Trump administration faced mounting furor over its "zero tolerance" policy separating migrant families that cross the U.S.–Mexico border illegally. The policy, implemented earlier this year, has led to thousands of migrant children being separated from their parents and taken to detention centers across the U.S.

Trump later signed an executive order intended to end family separations, marking a partial reversal of his hardline stance on illegal immigration.

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Christina Reynolds, EMILY's List vice president of communications, tweeted, "Sad but not surprising there are no women at this table. Time to change that and get some better policy."

"Look at this table: All White Men. Only one woman lawmaker present, not pictured," RealClearPolitics political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns noted.

GOP Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyScalise backs Stefanik's push to help GOP women in primaries GOP struggles to find right Republican for Rules ‘Wake up, dudes’ — gender gap confounds GOP women MORE (Wyo.), who is not pictured, was the only female lawmaker present at the table.

The Trump administration has faced criticism before for its lack of diversity among staff members. 

Earlier this year, social media users took aim at the Trump administration for a lack of diversity among its interns.

--Updated 3:25 p.m.