Ivanka Trump’s International Women’s Day Tweet Bothered Many People Online
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. 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. #InternationalWomensDay
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) March 8, 2018
“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.
Ivanka, your hypocrisy and lack of awareness are pitiful. Save yourself and go back to New York. You just make a fool of yourself with every fake tweet about caring for women, or anybody but your money.
— Brasilmagic (@Brasilmagic) March 8, 2018
— Athul Dev (@athuldev) March 8, 2018
Your father wants to prevent women from access to basic heathcare and birth control. You can't claim to want to empower and support women while supporting him or his policies. Until you no longer support him, you have no right to speak for us.
— Merrill Foster (@counselorfoster) March 8, 2018
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.
— MiseryX (@MiseryXchord) March 8, 2018
— TakePicturesLeaveFootprints (@lostnaturegirl) March 8, 2018
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.
Do you believe your father’s accusers?
— Eric Schmidt (@TalkingSchmidt) March 8, 2018
How about girls? Should they be empowered?https://t.co/CMd6XlJFIx
— I used to be someone else (@RZMike95) March 8, 2018
Just like your dad does? pic.twitter.com/PmXFfBkUBR
— MizFrizz ❄🌊❄🌊 (@MizFrizz) March 8, 2018
How about supporting the 19 women that called your father out. Those women should be celebrated
— Terry Schurmeier (@TerrySchurmeier) March 8, 2018
Give it up, honey. We'll believe what you have to say about empowering women when you finally denounce your father and his lifelong, hateful actions. But since daddy might cut you out of the will, you'll keep quiet.
— GeezerWench (@RickieBansbach) March 9, 2018
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?
What do you think of Ivanka Trump’s tweet? Let us know @BritandCo!