Mr Trump, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents at the USA border with Mexico, tried to refocus the immigration debate on Congress in a series of posts on Twitter.
A pile of kids shoes left by mayors from US cities lay at the front gate outside of the children's tent encampment built to deal with the Trump administrations "zero tolerance" policy in Tornillo, Texas.
"We can not allow our country to be overrun by illegal immigrants, " he tweeted.
On Thursday, the Justice Department asked a federal court in California to ease curbs on the detention of children who enter the country illegally with their parents, the most immediate issue facing the executive order.
According to White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, the child was not detained separately from her mother. Is the kid OK?' and she said, 'Yes.
Trump visited lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week to discuss the subject, including its impact on migrant family separations, his long-promised border wall and DACA.
President Donald Trump on Friday blasted Democrats for pushing "phony stories of sadness and grief" surrounding the administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy in order to help them in the midterm elections.
The federal public defender's office for the region that covers El Paso to San Antonio said in an email that prosecutors will no longer charge parents with illegally entering the USA if they have children with them. The woman is being held in Washington state and has decided she doesn't want to pursue asylum so that she can be deported and reunited with her daughter, he said.
MSNBC returned to its continuing coverage of the family separation issue under the banner "families torn apart".
But numerous parents at Friday's event, including Wilkerson, echoed Trump's remarks, suggesting that the migrant families would be reunited within days.
The dramatic audio, first reported by ProPublica and later provided to The Associated Press, roiled the national debate over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" approach to border crossings.
"The mainstream media does not let you know what is really happening", said Mary Ann Mendoza, who lost her son, Mesa, Arizona, Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, in 2014 following a vehicular accident with an illegal alien allegedly driving drunk at three times the legal limit.
One mother, Laura Wilkerson, told the audience about her 18-year-old son Josh, who she said was brutally tortured and beaten to death, then set on fire in 2010.
The president said, however, the message was directed at news organizations, which he dubbed the "Fake News Media".
Thursday, Republican leaders in the House rescheduled a vote on the more moderate version of two immigration bills after they rejected the more conservative variant.
Meanwhile, in yet another abrupt reversal by the president, Trump on Friday told fellow Republicans in Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration legislation until after the November elections.