Ivanka Trump Scientist Memes Are The Internet’s Latest Way To Make Fun Of Her
Read the top Iowa newspapers about Ivanka Trump's visit to the state, and you'd imagine her visit to a high-tech school in one Des Moines suburb was well received. But on Twitter, Ivanka Trump memes of the scientist photo shoot were everywhere. During her tour, she tried on a lab coat, pulled on some gloves, donned a pair of safety goggles, and "tested" vape juice for its nicotine content. That photo turned into a meme that kept on giving throughout the day Monday.
Ivanka was on a tour of the Aspiring Professional Experience, or APEX, program of the Waukee School District with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. They went on a tour of the labs and then participated in one of the students' tests. Ivanka donned the lab coat and, according to The Des Moines Register, said jokingly, "I can’t promise that I’ll get this right, but at least we’ll look the part, right?”
That worked for the local audience. The Des Moines Register wrote, "The visit is part of Trump’s wider efforts to support the White House’s infrastructure plan, which includes measures to expand federal job training programs." The Gazette, another Iowa paper based in Cedar Rapids, noted Trump was "really impressed."
But Twitter had none of it. Instead they went to work on these memes.
1) Some Were Relatively Nice
There's some sarcasm here, but nothing too tough.
2) Others Were... Not
Some were extremely harsh.
3) A Few Wondered About The Normal People
The pictures were all about her.
4) Too Staged To Be True
Not even straight-to-streaming.
5) Her Business Was Called Out Too
Although she's just at the White House these days.
6) Jared Became Fair Game Too
Even though he wasn't even in the state.
7) She Does Have Halloween Figured Out Though
If the school let her borrow the digs.
8) Then Those Who Doubted Her Science Chops
The coat didn't fool them.
9) Like, What Was Her Hypothesis?
I don't think Trump tweeted back.
Some didn't buy it.
11) Real Women Scientists Called Her Out Too
They showed her what science really looks like.
12) She Was Even Compared To Emoji Scientist
There's a certain resemblance in the outfit, but not sure what the crown is about.
13) Some Teased Her Father, Too
They tried to explain the science behind his hair.
14) That Was Nicer Than The Russian Jokes, Though
This one is about the investigation into possible collusion.
15) But Others Were Worse
Like those insinuating she was making a chemical weapon like the nerve agent used in the UK.
16) Those With Photoshop Took It To Another Level
This must not be a fan of the tax bill.
17) Maybe Tears Would Be Better?
But "of children" is so harsh.
18) All The Parodies At Once
This pokes fun of more than just her.
19) Even Her Goal Is Under Fire
While in Iowa, Trump mentioned the need to get more women and girls in science- and math-based careers.
"As we embark on the fourth industrial revolution, it’s critical that that trajectory changes and that more women and girls get involved in these important, lucrative, high-paying fields of the future," Trump said in Iowa, according to The Register.
But those messages were largely ignored — in part because of these photos and the memes they came to be.