Now that President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to stop family separations through a massive expansion of detention of kids and parents, his daughter Ivanka Trump is finally commenting on the scandal.
But, naturally, it’s to praise her dad rather than bury him for a problem he created.
Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, has been noticeably silent about the separation of families along the U.S.-Mexico border, though she was reportedly urging her dad to end the practice.
After Trump signed the order Wednesday, his daughter wrote a tweet thanking him for it.
Thank you @POTUS for taking critical action ending family separation at our border. Congress must now act + find a lasting solution that is consistent with our shared values;the same values that so many come here seeking as they endeavor to create a better life for their families
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 20, 2018
As might be expected, many people on Twitter had problems with her post.
He created the separation to begin with!! Ridiculous!!! You don’t thank an arsonist for putting out the fire he started.
— Kristen Burger (@kwill80) June 20, 2018
This tweet is so audacious it’s disgusting. Separating families is/ was a Trump admin policy. You’re part of the problem.
— Josh Mikel (@Joshua_Mikel) June 20, 2018
Oh Ivanka, you are just as despicable as the rest of this admin. You know your father caused this whole thing and is now stopping it just because he was pressured to do so by all the decent ppl in the USA and abroad. Have you no sense of shame?
— Kat (@Kat9593) June 20, 2018
Others had questions. Pointed questions.
But how do we reunite the families now?
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) June 20, 2018
I want to know how the hell are you going to reunite these families!? The damage has been done! We will NEVER forget!
— Lucie Morales (@lucym782) June 20, 2018
Why is there no mention of reunification in your daddy's executive order that he clearly didn't have to sign When are the children going to be allowed to go back to their families Does @realDonaldTrump know where they are ... DOES ANYONE??? pic.twitter.com/05p4fEPM6l
— Juliana (@OneWokeWoman) June 20, 2018
Have you actually read the document he signed...we know he hasn’t.
— Quinn Murphy (@QuinnMurphy) June 20, 2018
There’s something unhealthy in your relationship with your father. He was hurting children. You sat by in silence. Now you thank him for stopping? What did he do to make you what you’ve become, Ivanka?
— Author Ava Sinclair (@AuthoringAva) June 20, 2018
You are thanking him for reversing something he created & later on lied about??
— SS7019 (@sharmila819) June 20, 2018
Wow, what a guy. You’re so right, Ivanka. Serious question...how does it feel to know your family’s name will be a blemish on world history forevermore? NO world leader, no matter what they succeed in, gets to sidestep human rights violations, esp involving kids. Enjoy that...
— Deege (@WildcardDeege) June 20, 2018
Some people had suggestions.
"Shared values?" What values do we share, Ivanka?
When I see injustice, I speak up on behalf of those suffering.
When you see injustice, you speak up on behalf of the person responsible for inflicting it.
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) June 20, 2018
Your daddy doesn't look any better when you play at being White House Barbie. Do us all a favor and slink back to wherever you've been hiding for days while daddy's own policy backfired on him and everyone who chooses to remain connected to him.
The whole lot of you need to go.
— Susan Jeffery (@SusanSewing) June 20, 2018
— Daisy&RuebensMom (@WriterGirlCT) June 20, 2018
Finally, Bravo talk show host Andy Cohen offered a little advice.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 20, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.