Dem lawmaker to Melania: Your husband separating immigrant children from their parents is not a 'Be Best' policy 

Dem lawmaker to Melania: Your husband separating immigrant children from their parents is not a 'Be Best' policy 
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Frequent President TrumpDonald John TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll MORE critic Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) called out first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpA Trump visit to Africa is important — and carries some urgency The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Trump to visit Japan in May to meet with Abe, new emperor MORE over the Trump administration’s new policy to separate immigrant children from their parents at the border.

In an early Saturday tweet, Lieu appealed to the first lady about the issue, saying her husband’s directive is not in line with her “Be Best” anti-bullying initiative.

“Dear @FLOTUS: Separating toddlers from parents is definitely not a #BeBest policy,” Lieu tweeted. “Are you going to do anything about it?”

“No one can take your #BeBest children's agenda seriously when your husband's policy rips kids from their parents and loses track of the children,” he added.

Lieu is one of President Trump’s harshest critics, and has been vocal about issues of immigration. On Friday, he called the new zero-tolerance policy “evil” and said that “it would shock Jesus.”


The first lady earlier this month announced “Be Best,” her platform on children’s issues including well-being and social media use.

She has faced ridicule from Trump critics for her focus on anti-bullying and cyberbullying, with many pointing to her husband’s name-calling and Twitter attacks directed at his political opponents.

Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Memo: Mueller's depictions will fuel Trump angst Collins: Mueller report includes 'an unflattering portrayal' of Trump Trump frustrated with aides who talked to Mueller MORE announced that the administration would step up its efforts at protecting the border by increasing prosecution of parents who enter the U.S. illegally, including separating them from their children if necessary.

It was reported last month that federal officials lost track of nearly 1,500 unaccompanied migrant children after they were placed with adult sponsors.