First Daughter Ivanka Trump, working from home amidst the coronavirus pandemic, went online to post some cheery throwback photos of an indoor campout she had with her children Arabella and Joseph, urging families to “come together.”
I have an idea that will bring your family close together but it involves a judge, a jury, and some very sturdy bars. #TogetherApart
— Liddle’ Savage (@littledeekay) March 17, 2020
Like this? Are we doing it right? pic.twitter.com/HnvSH1dD2d
— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) March 17, 2020
— martha (@martha96497702) March 17, 2020
cool tent Ivanka, I hope you thanked whichever one of your servants set it up for you
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) March 17, 2020
Reminds me of the tent cities at the border, except for the pillows, blankets, elbow room, smiles and white people.
— Linda W ☯ (@B14Freedom) March 17, 2020
Ivanka Trump has been is facing fierce backlash online for her ‘obtuse’ suggestion that people should have fun indoor campouts while at home with their kids as parents across the country struggle with childcare and layoffs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Try staying in a tent along the border during the sweltering summer months….separated from your kids.
— Gini RB (@ginirb) March 18, 2020
The White House adviser, who is currently working from home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, urged parents to enjoy some fun ways to spend time with their children while quarantined.
Tone deaf grifter recycling old photo ops. pic.twitter.com/GD4cQBbWkh
— Leslieanne Warlick (@LsfarmLw) March 17, 2020
The US President’s First Daughter posted some throwback photos on Twitter and Instagram on 17 March, showing an indoor campout she had with her daughter Arabella and son Joseph when they were much younger.
If you don’t have a bedsheet? Try foil! 🥴 pic.twitter.com/i81Y4zJwN6
— Michael Tisserand (@m_tisserand) March 17, 2020
In her caption, Ivanka Trump suggested that parents “plan a living room camp out” as a way to ward off coronavirus concerns and look on the bright side of “social distancing” that is part of the new reality generated by the spread of the coronavirus respiratory disease.
I have friends CRYING in their living rooms because they got laid off yesterday and don't know how they will pay their mortgage.
— Witches Resist (@Witches_RESIST) March 17, 2020
However, Ivanka Trump’s playful photos failed to generate the enthusiastic response they aimed for, judging by the backlash they garnered online.
Pretty out touch. Real world parents are juggling work maybe going to work sick bc they don't have paid leave or laid off. Juggling child care from school closures & struggling to afford groceries & pay rent.
— vlh (@coton_luver) March 17, 2020
Social media erupted with scorn over the frivolous pics at a time when working parents have been hard pressed to find childcare amidst closed schools and childcare centers around the country, with many employees laid off and others losing wages as fallout from the disease-sparked crisis.
— Joanne (@JoanneKMcD) March 17, 2020
Congratulations on being rich & being married to a guy actually profiting off this catastrophe
There are actually people suffering. Without enough food. Without nannies or cooks or cleaning people to help with the kids. Who are forced to work or risk losing their job/business.
— Jamie Schler (@lifesafeast) March 17, 2020
The COVID-19 coronavirus has now been identified in all 50 US states, and more than 100 deaths in the country have been linked to the respiratory disease.
Worldwide, there are currently 203, 529 confirmed cases of infection, with the death toll at 8, 205, according to the data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).
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