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.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 28, 2017
The backlash was immediate and intense:
Kinda easy for you to say sitting in your mansion, sleeping in your $20,000 bed, and selling products you have manufactured in China.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) August 28, 2017
Maybe if your Dad spent money on saving Texas instead of building walls things there would go a little better! Greedy Trump family, no help!
— Suzanne (@suzierebel) August 28, 2017
And you know, the common everyday people risking their lives to help while your daddy promotes a book
— Robyn-Allise Brown (@londonblooms) August 28, 2017
Here's another one that I'm 100 ? percent sure you missed. pic.twitter.com/cC6n2qWmUn
— Leslie silva (@lesliesilva0421) August 28, 2017
Hey do you guys have any properties down there?maybe you could open a shelter? Or call your hotel friends
— #45needstogo! (@Theresa4104) August 28, 2017
— JoeJoe (@legitwaldorf) August 28, 2017
what the heck is your dad doing absolutely nothing, goes to camp david instead of staying at the White House shame on you
— denise (@jacquetdenise) August 28, 2017
— RodzCocina (@RodzCocina) August 28, 2017
Donate some money !
— jeremy horn (@letsFIXthisBS) August 28, 2017
This tweet sums up one observation perfectly:
The irony of these replies though! pic.twitter.com/GqQITjAv8D
— Alex Jenkins (@dontjinxme) August 28, 2017
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.