Ivanka Trump faced accusations of hypocrisy for her farewell message in which she expressed hope that Americans can now find a positive way to move forward.
Twitter users were not buying the statement released on the social media platform Tuesday afternoon by President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser, hours before President-elect Joe Biden took office.
“I hope and believe that America can move forward in a positive way, acknowledge our differences and find common ground — that is how we will remain the greatest nation,” wrote Ivanka Trump.
Critics reminded the outgoing president’s daughter that she initially described the U.S. Capitol rioters as “American Patriots” before deleting the tweet. Others recalled her father’s violent and divisive rhetoric, and cruel policies that she enabled via her position in the White House.
Riots in the Capitol.
— John Smith Chicago (@JohnSmithChgo) January 20, 2021
You. Called. Them. Patriots.
— Jen (@jenminicooper) January 19, 2021
— Leslie - 1 to 46.🇺🇲 (@Leslieoo7) January 19, 2021
You won’t get a pardon mentioning Biden like that...
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) January 20, 2021
In the REAL world, daddy blew it! History will scorn the Trump name. pic.twitter.com/hHiGpQzAin
— LynnZ (@ZemanLynnZ) January 20, 2021
Thank you for demonstrating to the world why nepotism is bad.
— Paul 👻 (@pablo_honey1) January 19, 2021
"Dear Diary, it has been an honor to be the recipient of the world's longest bring-your-daughter-to-work-day. It was fun riding the planes, "governmenting" whatever that is, and helping dad release his Trump Care health plan (which killed 400,000)"
— ᴀʀᴛ 🇺🇸 (@__Arthur_Dent__) January 20, 2021
"It's not been quite the honor of a lifetime I'd hoped it would be when I pretended to serve as advisor to the President. I came to Washington to fight for self-aggrandizement. Daddy ruined that. I leave feeling I'm done." https://t.co/KHi4zDOwoA
— Gregg Kilday (@gkilday) January 20, 2021
It’s been horrible having you here. Although you’ve been just a couple of miles down the road, I could always feel your stone cold heart.
I look forward to defrosting the ice cold clutch your family has had on my city.
Don’t come back!
93% of DC.
— 🎙E in DC aka “Doc”🇺🇸🇨🇺 (@WDCreports) January 20, 2021
Hey, it's an administration resignation/goodbye letter that doesn't include the now standard "I was very disappointed with Trump's rhetoric in recent weeks" paragraph. https://t.co/HCVrkN0kRc
— Anthony Zurcher (@awzurcher) January 20, 2021
Part of your legacy is 400,000 dead. pic.twitter.com/Ra3yxYnN11
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) January 19, 2021
Of course this human nightmare doesn't embrace the Oxford comma. https://t.co/RfYlZRvhTO
— Jessica Shaw (@JessicaShaw) January 20, 2021
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