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The White house donated some of the food prepared for the recently cancelled White House congressional picnic Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, a rep for the first lady, Melania Trump, confirmed Friday.

All perishable goods, meant for the trip to the center, the first lady’s Communication Director, Stephanie Grisham, said Fox News.

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All other, non-perishable food in the White house and saved for a later event.

President Trump on Wednesday called off the picnic amid the ongoing immigration crisis around the management of the “zero tolerance policy”. To pursue the political objectives, all of the illegal crossing of the border has led to migrant children separated from their parents, sparking widespread criticism.

“It doesn’t feel exactly right for me,” he said at the time.

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On the same day the President signed an executive order that allowed the children to remain with their parents after getting caught crossing the U.S. border.

Fox News’ Serafin Gomez, John Roberts and Andrew O’reilly contributed to this report.

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