Tiffany Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump and Marla Maples, has been the one kid in the family that keeps her time on social media extremely limited. While her father and siblings seem to jump on Twitter for anything political or personal, the youngest daughter in the family mostly remains quiet. However, over the weekend, the 23-year-old law student decided to post a selfie, and her timing couldn’t have been worse.
When your country and its territories are facing tragedy, like the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico, it’s common for people to take to social media to express their opinions and support.
Since Hurricane Maria devastated the island, the POTUS has been in a Twitter war with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz over the role of the federal government during a disaster.
This online exchange, which is being watched by millions is infuriating many; since now is not the time for a debate on political theory, but a time to help people in need.
Enter Tiffany Trump, who after a month of Instagram silence, posted a photo taken by fashion photographer Fadil Berisha featuring herself in high heels and a black mini dress. And, she decided to post it on the same day her father was tweeting about Puerto Rico from his golf course.
Many people were not happy and blamed the youngest Trump daughter for being “tone-deaf.”
Whether it is fair or not, many expect a certain level of behavior and decorum from members of the first family. Trump, who is attending law school at Georgetown University, is not part of her father’s administration and not a public official.
However, many of her online followers refused to give her a pass during the crisis, saying that if she was going to post to social media, there is an expectation that she acknowledges what is going on in the world and maybe showing some compassion instead of “posing in a Forever XXI prom dress.”
Yahoo compiled many critical comments, including one that said “While people are dying without food and water in Puerto Rico! Wow.”
Many did come to Tiffany Trump’s defense, however, while offering her some advice.
“It’s a beautiful photo! Just lovely! But, sweetie, your present will haunt you if you don’t come across compassionate somehow for victims of the tragic hurricanes. Plenty of time for dress-up later!”