Melania Trump says she was ‘blindsided’ by family separations policy

First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump beefs up impeachment defense with Dershowitz, Starr Trump welcomes LSU to the White House: 'Go Tigers' The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial MORE said she was “blindsided” by her husband’s "zero tolerance" immigration policy that separated thousands of migrant families at the US-Mexico border over the summer. 

"I didn't know that that policy would come out,” the first lady said in an interview with ABC News. “I was blindsided by it."


She said she told the president how she felt about it at home.

“I said to him that I feel that's unacceptable, and he felt the same,” she said.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE eventually ended the policy amid widespread criticism from both parties, but The Washington Post reported on Friday that new options are being considered that could again separate families as officials deal with a new surge of immigrants at the border.

The first lady, an immigrant herself, said she was only made aware of the family separations policy when she saw it on the news and 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.”