President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser tweeted that “during #BlackHistoryMonth, we celebrate heroes like Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who were sojourners for freedom”:
During #BlackHistoryMonth, we celebrate heroes like Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who were sojourners for freedom – and we resolve to continue to bring greater equality, dignity, and opportunity to all Americans, regardless of race or background.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 1, 2018
The post was not well received.
Most Twitter users suggested that she pass the message on to her father, who, on multiple occasions, has been accused of being racist. Others questioned why she used the term “all Americans” when referring to Black History Month:
Irony is dead.
— Joe Papp (@joepabike) February 1, 2018
Maybe tag your father, I don't think he knows...
"[white supremacists] are very fine people"
— Daniel Danger Marin (@dangermarin) February 1, 2018
Unless they live in Puerto Rico. Right Ivanka??
— Hamilton Gibbons (@HamiltonGibbons) February 1, 2018
Dignity? Please just stop.
— Kompromat (@suyak) February 1, 2018
What about the ''very fine people'' from Charlottesville, VA? You know your dads base? :)
— Joey Poirier (@realjoeypoirier) February 1, 2018
Actions speak louder than words.
— center_aisle (@center_aisle) February 2, 2018
Did Ivanka just make #BlackHistoryMonth about ALL Americans? What is wrong with her? Plus, did she use "sojourners" in the correct context
— Sonya (@suiteplat) February 1, 2018
— areudone12 (@areudone12) February 1, 2018
NO ONE takes you seriously on this. ]]>🤪