Time magazine took another swipe at President Donald Trump Thursday with the release of their July cover that deals with family separations at the Mexico Border.
On the red cover, Trump is shown looming over a very small child who is seen crying. The shot of the child was taken by the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore. Under the headline in white text it reads, “Welcome to America.”
“TIME’s new cover: A reckoning after Trump’s border separation policy: What kind of country are we,” the magazine tweeted along with a clip that showed what inspired the cover shot.
— TIME (@TIME) June 21, 2018
On Wednesday, the president signed an executive order that temporarily ends family separations at the border, allowing families to be detained together while they await prosecution for illegally crossing the border.
Melania Trump reportedly had several talks with the president over the last few days encouraging him to do all that he could to keep families together “whether via a legislative route or acting alone to stop the process,” according to CNN.
The first lady spoke out about her feelings regarding the border situation Sunday. In a statement from her office to CNN, she said that “she hates to see children separated from their families” and encouraged leaders to “govern with heart.”
“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” first lady spokesperson Stephanie Grisham explained. “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) June 17, 2018