Ivanka Trump Gets Heat For Posting A Sweet Photo Of Her Son While Other Kids Are Being Gassed At The Border
Last Sunday a horrifying confrontation at the Mexican-American border caused huge public outrage. U.S. border patrol was authorized to use tear gas against the immigrants trying to get over the fence. One photo capturing a Mexican mother running to safety with her children is especially chilling and immediately went viral.
And remember this now famous photo from Sunday as the tear gas was being deployed? pic.twitter.com/pDx87F8keK— Annie Rose Ramos (@Annie_Rose23) November 26, 2018
The woman, Maria Meza, said it was absolutely terrifying and she feared for her children's lives:
I felt sad, I was scared. I wanted to cry. That’s when I grabbed my daughters and ran. I thought my kids were going to die with me because of the gas we inhaled.
This is the Mom in that photo. Her name is Maria Mesa and she says she was scared for her life and the life of her children yesterday. Holding the tear gas canister, she said seeing the photo of her from yesterday makes her want to cry “I just grabbed my kids and ran” pic.twitter.com/0crStFaasT— Annie Rose Ramos (@Annie_Rose23) November 26, 2018
In light of these events, the First Family is under people's close watch. Melania Trump was already slammed for unveiling Christmas decorations at the White House in such unfitting time, and now the President's daughter is getting heat for her actions.
Just two days after the terrible teargassing happening at the border, Ivanka Trump posted a sweet photo of her son Joseph enjoying a peaceful day outside.
Seeing the family relaxing on a boat sparked outrage online as people started attacking Ivanka for being ignorant about what's happening, and noting that many children of her son's age were gassed, while they are all seemingly unbothered.
Furious reactions shared on social media
Cool. Let’s talk about your daddy/secret boyfriend tear gassing children in diapers today.— Red (@Redpainter1) November 26, 2018
Thoughts, Kremlin Barbie? pic.twitter.com/5YE8i7Bns2
I'm very glad that your son has the opportunity to go fishing. Too bad the little ones at the border may never have those happy memories. Their memories will be tear gas and mass hysteria. Good thing we don't teargas people from Eastern Europe. Your family would be different.— William Horn (@MissTina60) November 27, 2018
Your father teargassed kids your son’s age today.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) November 26, 2018
You could avoid a large percentage of negative comments if you would only show that you have a conscience or some sense of morality and either speak out or to your father about the hateful, divisive rhetoric he tweets daily. Your silence only shows you're complicit.— NYC Fan (@Manhattan1947) November 23, 2018
Great for your son .... what about those at the border ? Rough waters , hard border , wall of hate , tear gas , military presence. #but good day for u— Chotti (@chotti3gat) November 27, 2018
So should Ivanka be blamed for posting a picture of her son in a time like this? Do you agree with these comments?