Ivanka Trump was trying to be supportive to Muslims by celebrating their holiday of Eid al-Adha on Twitter, but her move seems to have resulted in a severe backlash against her from critics of the president.
The first daughter wrote this: “Eid Mubarak to Muslims all around the world celebrating Eid al-Adha! Wishing you health, happiness, and joy!”
Ivanka assumed that people would say she had honest intentions when posting the message; she was wrong.
Many social media users immediately jumped in the comment section to criticize her for her hypocritical attitude. She was reminded of the anti-Muslim position President Donald Trump took as well as his controversial travel/Muslim ban.
It did not take long for the original post to become a viral sensation, with many people openly wondering how Ivanka could be so clueless about the situation around her.
Some even accused her of being an intentional troll and trying to stir up controversy, although others have pointed out that this did not seem to be the case.
Some even encouraged her to talk to her father and get him to reverse his policies on Muslims if she honestly believed what she was saying, but her silence on the matter seems to have given them the answer they were looking for regardless.
Actor Charlie Adler told Ivanka: “There seems to be no end to your insensitivity, ignorance & belief that anyone believes anything you or your rancid father & brothers say. Two works Ivanka; #MuslimBan Will you wish Mexicans Happy Cinqo de Mayo next year too?”
Molly Jong-Fast added: “Imagine being the advisor to the president who created the Muslim ban and tweeting this.”
Justin Hendrix stated: “Your father is bigoted against Muslims of all nationalities. Your duplicity is despicable.”
This is far from the first time Ivanka has found herself surrounded by controversy and has been criticized for making strange statements, but this is definitely the most notable incident of recent times.
Ivanka has shown multiple times that she seems to have a certain problem coming to terms with her father’s behavior, but it is not known what exactly is going on behind the scenes that could have prompted her to think this was a good idea.
Some experts say the first daughter is trying to have it both ways.