Donald Trump has officially been President of the United States for less than a month – and that period has been full of controversies – one after the other. But the latest one has been created by his beloved: Ivanka
Every day there seems to be a new reason for Americans who did not want him in the country’s most powerful seat to be angry with him and his team. And his family isn’t immune from this, either. Yesterday, his daughter Ivanka took to Twitter to share a photograph of herself with her father and Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, following the two leaders’ meeting and press conference. But many people took offense to where she was sitting in the snap: at her father’s desk in the Oval Office.
A great discussion with two world leaders about the importance of women having a seat at the table! pic.twitter.com/AtiSiOoho0
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 13, 2017
She captioned the photo: “A great discussion with two world leaders about the importance of women having a seat at the table!” along with emojis of the US and Canadian flags. It was undoubtedly meant to look like a positive tweet supporting women, but outraged social media users immediately began telling her she had no right to sit at that desk. They claimed that given the fact, there has never been a female President, no woman has ever been elected to sit at that desk – and the first woman who does should have rightfully earned it.
How twitter reacted to her photo?
— Michelle Robinson (@MEngemann1976) February 14, 2017
@IvankaTrump it is inappropriate and unethical for you to attend these meetings. We will find out about the legality soon enough.
— The D-Bag Chronicles (@DBagChron) February 13, 2017
— James Toupin (@Jamestoupin) February 13, 2017
@IvankaTrump you did nothing to gain that seat at the table other than being born to a rich father with a tie that’s too long
— steven j. horowitz (@speriod) February 13, 2017
Ivanka: substitute of the first lady?
Ivanka has been labeled a ‘substitute FLOTUS’ – First Lady of the United States – given her prominence during her father’s campaign and now he is in the White House. In contrast, Trump’s wife Melania, the real FLOTUS, is not moving to Washington DC and will be staying at the couple’s property in New York City.
On Inauguration Day, when Melania’s face famously dropped from a smile to a frown after her husband turned to talk to her, some suggested the real reason was because Trump had actually turned to talk to Ivanka, and looked right through his wife.
This piece was first published in Mirror