Ivanka Trump Shares a Heartfelt Photo With Son, But All Critics Saw Was ‘Tone-Deafness’

President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, shared a photo with her son, which sparked criticism from people for it being “tone-deaf” given the current controversy surrounding undocumented immigrant children. 

She posted a photo holding her 2-year-old son, Theodore, on Sunday and captioned it, “my ♥️!” 

While the photo was seemingly an innocent picture of a mother and her son, it came on the heels of outrage over reports that more than 1,000 undocumented immigrant children were “lost” last year. 

Given the timing of the photo and Trump’s crackdown on immigration as a whole, people were quick to criticize it for being “tone deaf”: 

Comedian Patton Oswalt didn’t mention immigration specifically but repeatedly declared that knowing your child is safe and being able to hold them in your arms is “the best”: 

Others took a more direct tone and addressed the contrast between her “lucky” ability to spend time with her son while others had been separated from their kids:

The New York Times reported in April that Steven Wagner, the acting assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, testified that the U.S. lost track of 1,500 migrant children. 

The kids were reportedly placed in sponsor homes and after making calls to the sponsors of 7,635 children, discovered: 

  • 28 ran away 
  • 5 were removed from the United States
  • 52 were relocated to live with a nonsponsor 
  • 1,475 were unaccounted for

While the story is a month old, it gained traction last week with the sparking of the hashtag, “Where Are The Children?”

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