Sunday 25 February 2018

Photo of Ivanka Trump sitting in the Oval Office sparks backlash

Ivanka Trump waves to the crowd as she walks on stage to deliver a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ivanka Trump waves to the crowd as she walks on stage to deliver a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Ivanka Trump's latest post on social media has sparked backlash online - again.

The First Daughter shared a photo of herself sitting in the president's Oval Office chair while Donald Trump and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau stand beside her.

"A great discussion with two world leaders about the importance of women having a seat at the table!" she wrote.

Ivanka attended a roundtable discussion about women in the workforce in which she "helped recruit participants and set the agenda", AP reports.

The US and Canada announced a joint task force to help women in the workplace, looking at issues such as childcare and maternity leave.

However, Ivanka's post was not well received when she shared it to Twitter.

"How many 'bring your daughter to work' days is this administration going to have?" wrote one user.

"How can you possibly remain silent on Donald Trump's attacks on immigration when the USA is supposed to be a nation of immigrants?" wrote another.

"The only thing not repugnant about this [photo] is Justin Trudeau. Our nation's oval office is not your photo op."

"We didn't elect you," added another.

This isn't the first time that a post Ivanka shared has sparked backlash online.

Last month, the clothing designer shared an image of her and her husband Jared Kushner to Instagram and Twitter as they attended the annual Alfalfa Club dinner.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's 'out of touch' picture on Instagram
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's 'out of touch' picture on Instagram

The post was quickly criticised by users as "insensitive," as thousands protested against President Trump's "immigration ban", which has been denounced by civil rights groups as discriminatory.

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