Tuesday 16 January 2018

Ivanka Trump slammed for 'tone deaf' post amid protests surrounding President Trump's immigration crackdown

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Ivanka Trump Visits "FOX & Friends" at FOX Studios on September 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Ivanka Trump has been slammed for sharing a "tone deaf" post hours after her father introduced his executive order curbing immigration into the United States.

As thousands of protests take place around the US against Trump's "extreme vetting" order, his daughter Ivanka is under criticism for sharing a "tone deaf" post on social media.

The First Daughter shared an image of her and her husband Jared Kushner to Instagram and Twitter as they attended the annual Alfalfa Club dinner on Saturday night.

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

"On top of everything so wildly offensive about posting this (you knew the reaction you'd get), your dress also looks awful," wrote one user.

"You must be joking," wrote another.

"Today? This is your tweet today?"

"Strangely tone-deaf to show off this sparkly, tin-foil evening wear given current humanitarian crisis. Seems clueless."

The order bars the entry of foreign nationals from certain countries for 90 days. While no countries are specifically named in the order, it refers to a statute that would apply to seven Muslim-majority nations: Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq and a 120-day suspension of the US refugee programme.

Travellers from those nations were either barred from getting on their flights or detained at US airports after they landed, including tourists, foreign students and people trying to visit friends and family.

Protests broke out at several US airports where travellers were being held, including a gathering of several hundred people outside San Francisco's main airport and a raucous demonstration of at least 2,000 people at New York's Kennedy International Airport.

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