Ivanka Trump leads human trafficking roundtable at White House

President Trump’s oldest daughter, who is also his official White House counselor, led a Wednesday roundtable on the topic. Per pool reports, she spoke about the Trump administration’s efforts to combat trafficking both in the United States and around the world.

In attendance: a bipartisan group of lawmakers, as well as representatives from several organizations that deal with human trafficking.

Ivanka Trump cited the National Human Trafficking hotline, saying there was a 35% increase of cases reported from 2015 to 2016.

“Combatting human trafficking and modern slavery is both a moral and strategic interest domestically and abroad,” she told attendees.

The roundtable was a follow-up to a February discussion about human trafficking, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.

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