Every Time Ivanka Trump Was Really the Worst On Social Media
Donald Trump is known for his long list of social media blunders, but it seems the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
From misusing words to incorrectly attributing quotes, here’s a look at Ivanka Trump’s biggest social media mistakes.
1. When she revealed she didn’t know how to use the word ‘otherwise’
On Sept. 19, Ivanka posted a photo on Twitter of her nephew Luke. The caption read, “Cuddling my little nephew Luke… the best part of an otherwise incredible day!” Seeing her misuse of the word “otherwise,” Twitter, of course, exploded.
Among the responders was Chrissy Teigen, an outspoken enemy of the Trump family and lover of social media. “‘Otherwise’ implies you did not like hangin with this baby,” she tweeted back.
2. When she posted a photo of a negative newspaper headline about her father
When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, Ivanka celebrated by posting a photo of the New York Times announcing her father’s win. The headline read, “Democrats, Students and Foreign Allies Face the Reality of a Trump Presidency.” Along with the photo she posted on Instagram, she wrote “Thank you America!” — as if she didn’t realize the headline to be foreboding and absolutely negative.
One of Ivanka’s followers responded to the post by writing, “This is a negative headline, Ivanka what the hell are you doing?”
3. When she posted a glamour photo the night of the Muslim ban
On Jan. 28, 2017, the night Donald Trump signed an executive order barring Muslims from seven Middle Eastern countries (though none of the countries he does business with), Ivanka posted a photo of her and her husband at the annual black-tie Alfalfa Club dinner. The tweet, in light of passionate, desperate protests, was seen by many as tone-deaf.
“Glad the first daughter is enjoying her night out on the town as our country betrays everything it stands for,” tweeted Mark S. Zaid.
4. When she attributed a famous Jewish saying to actress Emma Watson
Ivanka posted a photo of a quote to her Instagram that read, “If not me, who? If not now, when?” She attributed the quote to famous actress Emma Watson. Watson might have included those words in her HeForShe UN speech, but they are absolutely not originally hers.
According to The Jewish Week Media Group, the quote is a shorter variation of one of Judaism’s most famous sayings and should have been attributed to the first-century BCE sage Hillel the Elder.
“Didn’t realize Emma became a rabbi,” wrote an Instagram user on the photo.
5. When she didn’t wish her sister a happy birthday
Ivanka and her father aren’t strangers to wishing their loved ones a happy birthday on social media. According to Newsweek, they do it all the time.
This year, though, the father-daughter duo completely ignored Tiffany Trump’s birthday on their social media accounts. Tiffany wished her dad a happy 71st birthday on Instagram, but the White House clan didn’t return the favor in October for her 24th.
6. When she posted a video featuring the Sesame Street theme song
Ivanka recently posted a video of her kids helping her bake some holiday cookies. People were outraged. Why? Because the video featured the Sesame Street song in the background.
This is another tone-deaf move on her part, because as Romper explains:
When President Trump’s proposed budget called for big cuts that fund the arts, humanities, and public media, the outcry was immediate. Among the organizations impacted was the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which had its funding cut to zero under the proposal. This means that PBS and consequently, beloved shows like Sesame Street would be stripped of public funding.
7. When she wished her son a happy birthday at eight months
Ivanka posted a photo of her son Theodore on Twitter for his “birthday.” But he wasn’t turning one, he was turning eight months. “I cannot believe that Theodore is 8 months old today! Happy birthday little teddy bear!” she wrote.
“Does birthday count in month intervals?” asked Salon writer Jarrett Lyons. “It might, but like much of her other misuses, it’s just odd to use the word there.”
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