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Ivanka Trump calls human trafficking ‘modern day slavery’

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Kelsi Deel, left,, director, explains as Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump tours a local safe haven in Atlanta, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Ivanka Trump toured two facilities on Tuesday that help survivors in downtown Atlanta. President Donald Trump has listed fighting sex trafficking as a priority, as has the Kemp administration and Marty Kemp. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Kelsi Deel, left,, director, explains as Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump tours a local safe haven in Atlanta, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Ivanka Trump toured two facilities on Tuesday that help survivors in downtown Atlanta. President Donald Trump has listed fighting sex trafficking as a priority, as has the Kemp administration and Marty Kemp. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) Photo Gallery

ATLANTA — Ivanka Trump says the White House is committed to ending human trafficking, which she called “modern day slavery.”

President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser made the comments during a trip to Atlanta on Tuesday. She visited nonprofit groups that help victims of human trafficking.

In recent years, multiple state and federal officials have called Atlanta a hub for sex trafficking.

During one stop, Ivanka Trump vowed to continue urging companies to be involved in helping survivors of abuse.

“We believe that the private sector needs to get involved with these issues and they need to provide the training for the jobs,” she said. “And we can assist in the support.”

Trump was accompanied by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and other officials at Wellspring Living’s Women’s Academy, a nonprofit that helps survivors with recovery.

“Aiding survivors as they rebuild their lives is one of the most important factors in the fight to end human trafficking, and providing education and job opportunities is critical,” Kemp said in a statement.

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