Ivanka Trump took the innocuous step of tweeting her support for first responders and the brave heroes who took action during Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, but she found out that even such noble sentiments will be condemned in the currently fractious political environment.

The backlash was immediate and intense:

This tweet sums up one observation perfectly:

In this time of trial and danger for the people of Texas and Louisiana as they weather the storm of Hurricane Harvey's aftermath, real Americans put their petty political differences aside. They don't attack Ivanka Trump or anyone else for offering their prayers and support.

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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