Ivanka Trump Tweeted About Pride And The Responses Were, Well, Not Great
In response, those celebrating Pride Month said, “lol thanks but no thanks,” in a hard pass that resounded across the internet.
Trump tweeted that she logged back online after observing Shavuot, a Jewish festival that reportedly kept her from attending Donald Trump's announcement that he was dropping out of the Paris climate accord.
As she tends to do, Trump used the appropriate #hashtags in her messaging. She said she's “wishing everyone a joyful #Pride2017,” noting that June is for “the #LGBTQ community.”
In a follow-up tweet, Trump added that she is “proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.”
It has been reported that Trump herself supports LGBTQ+ rights.
Trump and husband Jared Kushner pushed against the president to stop him from rolling back protections for LGBTQ+ people working as federal contractors back in February, according to Politico.
The White House put out a statement in February saying that President Trump is “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community.”
Which all sounds very fine and supportive, except for one glaring factor of the administration I feel like I'm missing…
Ivanka was also reportedly fighting against her dad's decision on the Paris climate accord, but he still withdrew. This hasn't exactly inspired confidence that she will be the liberal savior of the administration.
As Trump continues to face criticism for being “complicit” in the harmful aspects of her father's White House, Trump's Pride tweet felt empty to many Twitter users.
And given the constant threat the Trump administration appears to pose to the LGBTQ+ community, people were not especially happy to see Trump's Pride tweet.
The responses were swift and telling — and full of great reaction gifs.
Suffice it to say, people were not here for Trump tweeting about Pride Month without much action to back her voiced support up.
Overall, the sentiment was clear: Don't talk about supporting the LGBTQ+ community if you don't have the actions to back it up.
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