Ivanka's Non-Response To Trump's Third Charlottesville Speech Has People Fuming
After President Donald Trump interrupted an infrastructure-themed speech with some off-script remarks about the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the silence from his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner was salient. Though she provided a statement condemning white supremacists and neo-Nazis on Sunday, people are calling for Ivanka to speak up after her father's latest statements on Tuesday.
In addition to once again blaming "many sides" for the violence in Charlottesville — where a "Unite The Right" rally turned deadly over the weekend — President Trump's comments from Tuesday shifted blame to the so-called "alt-left."
Ivanka tweeted the following on Sunday:
1:2 There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 13, 2017
2:2 We must all come together as Americans -- and be one country UNITED. #Charlottesville— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 13, 2017
However, she hasn't followed up since her father took the stage again.
So, unsurprisingly, many people in politics and on the Internet are calling on the first daughter to step up.
For Many, It's A Matter Of Faith.
I continue to wonder what @IvankaTrump, who was observing Shabbat as the riots occurred, thinks when ppl like David Duke support her father.— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) August 15, 2017
Notably: Ivanka converted to Orthodox Judaism in 2009.
Time For A Talk.
Have the synogagues in DC banned Jared and Ivanka yet— Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) August 15, 2017
That's What "Complicit" Means.
This is just your periodic reminder that no one is making Ivanka stay in this administration but herself.— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) August 15, 2017
Maybe Time To Make A Call.
When You Try Your Best, But You Don't Succeed...
As a Jew who is deeply proud of my heritage, culture, and faith, I want to say that Ivanka Trump is an absolute abomination to our tradition— Molly (@isteintraum) August 15, 2017
Yeah, That's Not What "Moderate" Means.
Not The Right Time To Go Off-Grid.
History Has Its Eyes On You.
Ivanka, Jared, Omarosa, and Ben have said NOTHING about the racist and anti-Semitic violence in Charlottesville. NOTHING.— Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) August 12, 2017
Where Are You?
Ivanka where are you? What do you and Jared have to say about Nazi's who hate you? About your dad who defends them? The silence is deafening— Snarky Angela Glover (@Ajdrudaglover) August 15, 2017
Silence Isn't An Option Anymore, Guys.
If Kushner and Ivanka don't denounce their father's (in law) speech today that makes them both complicit.— Geronimo on BPM (@GeronimoBPM) August 15, 2017
For many on the Internet, the prevailing narratives of Ivanka and Kushner's "moderate" influence on the president have rung particularly false. But it's more apparent amid this deafening silence.