During yesterday’s International Women’s Day, there were many messages of hope from women across all backgrounds. Of course, Ivanka Trump — first daughter and presidential aide — wanted to share her own message of support with women during the celebration. But, like her other recent attempts at celebrating diversity, Trump’s IWD tweet fell so short of its intended message that it enraged *a lot* of people on Twitter.
“Today we come together in recognition of women at home & around the globe,” Trump tweeted. “We celebrate women’s achievements, past & present, & pledge to empower women to reach their full economic potential for generations to come. When women thrive, we ALL succeed.”
While Trump’s message itself is fairly innocuous, Twitter exploded over the fact that her words don’t seem to align with her actions. Many pointed out that her continued support of her father’s political policies demeans celebrating women’s empowerment.
Alternately, some responded to her message by re-sharing reports about her clothing line, and the allegations that front-line workers overseas are abused while making her clothes.
And, in light of Trump’s interview on NBC in late-February where she said she “had a right” to believe her father over his alleged victims, many asked why she wouldn’t stand by women who say they have been assaulted by the president.
Unfortunately, Trump seems unaware that her continued support of her father’s administration speaks louder than her tweets of encouragement on days like International Women’s Day. But its also a double-edged sword for the businesswoman — when she does tweet, she gets ripped to shreds online, but if she weren’t tweeting, she’d also probably get ripped to shreds.
Maybe it’s time to reevaluate where she throws her support?
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