Critics slam 'complicit' Ivanka Trump's tweets mourning El Paso and Dayton shootings: 'Save it and shove it'

White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump participates in the "Pledge to America's Workers - One year Celebration" event with her father, U.S. President Donald Trump and others in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Trump critics and gun control advocates slammed first daughter Ivanka Trump after she tweeted about the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. (Photo: REUTERS/Leah Millis)

Ivanka Trump has joined the chorus of voices expressing heartbreak over the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this weekend, with at least 29 people being reported killed.

On Sunday morning, the first daughter and senior White House adviser sent a tweet blasting the “heinous and cowardly acts of hate, terror and violence.” She then called for God to “hold” the shooting victims and their loved ones “tightly in his loving arms.”

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But her message had critics accuse her of being “complicit” and called her to resign from the White House. Many cited her father’s anti-immigrant statements as fueling the El Paso shooter’s alleged white nationalist beliefs and demanded stricter gun control legislation.

While the majority of comments were critical, Trump did receive some support.

Trump went on to denounce white supremacy in a follow-up tweet shared a few hours after her original posts.

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