Another day, another tweet from the president’s senior adviser — and daughter — Ivanka Trump that has people upset. This time the first daughter chose to share some fairly innocuous thoughts about the holiday celebrating American workers.
On #LaborDay we honor the American worker, past and present, who built our great country and celebrate the many accomplishments of the people (a record 156 million!!) who make up today’s American workforce!
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 3, 2018
As has become par for the course when Ivanka tweets, a chorus of people swiftly shared their issues with what she had to say.
Ironic coming from the woman who only employed workers in sweat shops in third world countries.
— Amanda R. (@pursegirl2001) September 3, 2018
And that’s why my clothes are all made in China
— Alert nfp charity (@AlertNFP) September 3, 2018
You don’t honor workers, you exploit them, globe jumping to find cheap labor to produce your goods. Meanwhile, your father and republicans put into place a tax bill that was a give away to corporations, did nothing for working people and will burden our children for a lifetime. pic.twitter.com/MTF4I4uBMe
— John Popp (@jpoptrix) September 3, 2018
.@IvankaTrump Yes, and too bad you and your dad don’t use those great American workers to make your products.
— Judith Shaffer (@jas_in_fla) September 3, 2018
Others called out the administration — and specifically the president — for canceling an automatic 2.1 percent pay increase due to take effect for most civilian federal employees in 2019, calling them “inappropriate” given budgetary pressures.
“We must maintain efforts to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and Federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases,” Trump said in a letter informing House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., of the pay freeze.
How about recognizing us Federal Workers & give us a raise in which we have not had in over 8 years!
— Blanch Johnson (@BlanchJohnson) September 3, 2018
— Sherrie Sampson (@bgratefull) September 3, 2018
Your pos dad just cancelled a pay raise for millions of hardworking people. You who steals designs from real talent, has slaves making your products and has never worked a day in your life should never comment on Labor Day.
— Ruth Hunter (@retiredfun) September 3, 2018
And a few thanked Ivanka for her message.
Keep strong @IvankaTrump! Thank you for what your family has done to help our nation. 🙏
— JJP (@JennaJadePhilli) September 3, 2018
The first daughter gets zero breaks from Twitter and has been called out repeatedly. She was called out on breastfeeding policy, for her clothing line closing shop, and for thanking her dad for ending a family separation policy he started.
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