On Sunday morning, the first daughter and senior White House adviser sent a tweet blasting the “heinous and cowardly acts of hate, terror and violence.” She then called for God to “hold” the shooting victims and their loved ones “tightly in his loving arms.”
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May God hold the victims, their families and the El Paso and Dayton communities tightly in his loving arms. https://t.co/LGvPKGZacc— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 4, 2019
But her message had critics accuse her of being “complicit” and called her to resign from the White House. Many cited her father’s anti-immigrant statements as fueling the El Paso shooter’s alleged white nationalist beliefs and demanded stricter gun control legislation.
May your daddy the “president” stop emboldening the #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism crisis in our country.— jimmy stafford (@jammalama) August 4, 2019
This is your work, Ivanka. All of your life is reduced to this: you helped make this happen. Resign, renounce your father. That is the only thing that can begin to save you. pic.twitter.com/28BVmuTrii— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) August 4, 2019
Save it and shove it.— JEN wants US back 🖕🏼#tRUmp (@JennyJen118) August 4, 2019
What God needs to do is send a message to your dad, Ivanka..He and we know that you certainly aren’t doing this. Hence, you’re complicit.— Will Joel (@Cryptosis51) August 4, 2019
Your father is the principal inciter of white nationalist hatred in this country, and no generic thoughts and prayers tweet will ever erase your complicity.— Kim Wexler's Ponytail (@MadisonKittay) August 4, 2019
Tell daddy it's called white nationalist terrorism or white supremacistst terrorism. He needs to denounce it today and every day.— Gary (@gscucci) August 4, 2019
Are you serious? Are you actually going to tweet this and pretend you don't know that the El Paso shooter parroted your father's anti-immigrant talking points?? If you want to reject hate then start with your damn family!— Daddy Files (@DaddyFiles) August 4, 2019
When I ask myself, "How callous, irresponsible, and lacking in self-awareness can she be?"—you respond eloquently with a tweet like this, and I know.— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) August 4, 2019
Why should we believe you care? You continue to enable your demented daddy to breed hate and white supremacy, so if you don’t care about him, you certainly don’t care about these poor souls who were murdered by people who take your father’s words of hate and violence as orders— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) August 4, 2019
While the majority of comments were critical, Trump did receive some support.
You keep your head up Ms. Ivanka! You and your family are doing an outstanding job for the American people. Thank you so much! Trump 2020!— Tina Teyhen (@TTeyhen) August 4, 2019
Trump went on to denounce white supremacy in a follow-up tweet shared a few hours after her original posts.
White supremacy, like all other forms of terrorism, is an evil that must be destroyed.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 4, 2019
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