Not a good look for Ivanka Trump…
Reports surfaced this week that her father Donald Trump‘s presidential administration has completely lost track of 1,500 migrant children who entered the country with their parents and families across the Mexican border.
And while that alone is drawing scorn from all corners of American life, Ivanka made things worse with a very tone-deaf photo opp.
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Yesterday, Ivanka posted this pic of her alongside 2-year-old son Theodore on her Instagram and Twitter accounts (below):
My ♥️! #SundayMorning pic.twitter.com/CN5iXutE5Q
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 27, 2018
Very, very quickly, it drew the ire of thousands of Twitter users who couldn’t help but see the unfortunate — and uncaring — parallels here between Ivanka’s child and the missing migrant children.
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The reactions came in swiftly (below):
Ivanka I do appreciate the fact that you have decided to own what you are. No more pretending to be a decent person. I’m a Mom of two children and I want you to understand that we won’t forget the atrocities you’ve enabled your father to commit. Justice will eventually prevail.
— MyKidsMom (@MyKidsMomBB8) May 28, 2018
An actual mother would have compassion for the children harmed by your father’s policies.
Your contrived photo ops are absurd.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 27, 2018
How lucky that you get to do that with your children. Meanwhile, there are 1500 children that are missing their parents as a result of Daddy’s orders. The fact that you and other so-called leaders have stood idly by and done nothing speaks volumes.
— WhatTheHeck?! #Resist (@truthtalk4once) May 27, 2018
How great of you to post an image of your child. Especially when so many are being taken away from their parents. I challenge you to put yourself in their shoes, just for a second. Think about how it would feel to lose yours.
— Ken Imbody (@Quantum_Jedi) May 27, 2018
How lucky you are not to have him ripped from your arms and lost among the other 1499 kids.
— Mad 🌊🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸 (@Madtax) May 27, 2018
Now imagine, the Government ripping him from your arms and taking him away, maybe never to be held by you again.
— ERIK EKNES (@eeknes51) May 27, 2018
Somewhere a mother is crying herself to sleep wondering if the child ripped from her arms has been sold to human traffickers. But cool photo-op.
— Jaline Quinto (@nativevoter) May 27, 2018
How can you continue to work for your father whose new immigration policies are tearing families apart ?
— MARIE ANDRES (@mla628) May 27, 2018
Keep calling her out!!
Keep calling her out!!
By being a part of this administration, Ivanka Trump IS complicit!!
Oh, and doubly so considering China has approved THIRTEEN new Ivanka Trump trademarks in the last three months, according to reports.
Fuck this corrupt, self-dealing, money-grubbing administration!!![Image via Twitter.]