When you’re a parent, it’s pretty normal that you post photos with your children online to show the world “how much you love your kids.”
But, when you’re the President of the United States’ daughter and about 1,500 children are missing–it may not be the best time to upload “an adorable Sunday morning photo” with your son. Someone should tell that to Ivanka Trump.
On Sunday, the daughter of the POTUS shared a photo on Twitter with her son saying:
My heart! #SundayMornings
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 27, 2018
While it would be fine any other day to share a precious moment like this with your child, it’s probably not the greatest idea to do so after reports broke this week that about 1,500 immigrant children taken away from their parents by ICE have been “lost.” According to several reports, CBP and ICE ripped families apart, placing immigrant children detained at the border in “sponsor homes,” until their asylum cases were handed–but, lost track of nearly 1,500 children. According to officials, they cannot place, nor find, these children–and believe it’s not their legal duty to do so.
The Internet has been outraged at the lack of care, motivation, or humanity of the U.S. Government to even try and locate the missing children. Many have begun circling petitions to try and have the government attempt to locate the children–some of which they believe have been taken by human traffickers.
Since Ivanka Trump is supposed to be an advocate for “women’s rights” and “families,” many were disgusted to see her posting this kind of photo during a time in which mothers are searching endlessly for their children who were taken from them by the government.
— h (@halsey) May 27, 2018
Isn't it the just the best to snuggle your little one — knowing exactly where they are, safe in your arms? It's the best. The BEST. Right, Ivanka? Right? https://t.co/X79r8aWInc
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 27, 2018
I never cease to be amazed at how tone deaf the members of this family seem to be. Scary thing is this could be a clear signal for someone else
— Adrian R. Leaks (@adrianleaks) May 28, 2018
Your father has kids like this removed from their parents. You’re so fucking tone deaf it’s unreal.
— Pat (@PatricioElsofto) May 28, 2018
FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/rRhuwjQQQV
— ??⚡️E V A ⚡️?? (@EvaDeMetal) May 28, 2018
What an odd tweet in the middle of the horror going on with missing children ripped from their parents arms. How lucky you are to live in a bubble.
— La Fourchette (@lafourchette) May 27, 2018
Your post today is both profoundly inconsiderate and appalling. Being a part of the presidential family, regardless of your position in the White House, you are in a position of authority and power. How dare you post such a gloating image while hundreds of families get torn apart
— Mel❂ (@MelanieSlimming) May 28, 2018
The 2018 version of "let them eat cake." Shame on you.
— this is not normal (@ambrosiamonkey) May 27, 2018
How about the mothers wishing this was their Sunday? #WhereAreTheChidren
— sherry cummings (@sherlou710) May 27, 2018
Now, imagine he is taken from you and you have no idea where he is or if he’s coming back, just like 1475 other children.
— Peggy Sciom (@Pegsci) May 27, 2018
And where is your ❤️ for other families? Children being ripped away from their parents? Children here who are homeless? Families who cannot afford healthcare? Elderly afraid of what happens when DT and his cohorts cut Medicare? So great for you to lead your privileged life.
— GiGi Robin (@ladyathos) May 27, 2018
Isn't it nice to be able to hold your child close?
WHERE ARE THE 1,475 CHILDREN????
— Tonjee (@Tonjee_f) May 28, 2018
I wish you would just have the courage to tell us what you really think about the #MissingChildren No mother could possibly think what they're doing is OK. Could you?
— TC Perret (@tcperret) May 27, 2018
There’s “out of touch” and then there’s THIS ?- which could be construed as “not giving a damn…”
— Sandon Jacobs (@SandonLeeJacobs) May 28, 2018
Meanwhile kids are separated from there parents bc of the actions of your father. How would you feel if someone took your kids away from you? Think about that
— Lindsey_TW_BABA❤ ? (@LindseyLoves_TW) May 28, 2018
— Donald J. Trump (@AKADonaldTrump) May 27, 2018
I'd call it tone deaf, but you know exactly what you're doing. Sociopaths are just like that.
— ?I'm sassy online to hide my crippling anxiety? (@as_one_does) May 28, 2018
How lucky that you get to do that with your children. Meanwhile, there are 1500 children that are missing their parents as a result of Daddy’s orders. The fact that you and other so-called leaders have stood idly by and done nothing speaks volumes.
— WhatTheHeck?! #Resist (@truthtalk4once) May 27, 2018
So you get to keep your kid, but the thousands at the border do not? What separates you from them in the eyes of God? Nothing.
— Forrest Brakeman (@forrestbrakeman) May 28, 2018
No, your Sunday morning is playing dress up and having pictures taken so you can pretend to the world that you have a functioning soul
— Wayne Moriarty (@Editorinblog) May 28, 2018
Now imagine, the Government ripping him from your arms and taking him away, maybe never to be held by you again.
— ERIK EKNES (@eeknes51) May 27, 2018
It's disgusting how you flaunt getting to hold your child on #SundayMorning, but that 1475 mothers & fathers don't know where their own children are.
How dare you try to play innocent when you're complicit in your father's crimes.
I can't wait to see you & your family in cuffs.
— Stephanie ??☘?? (@SereneStephie) May 28, 2018
How lovely for you, meanwhile ICE following orders from your father is putting innocent people in cages in purposely cold and harsh conditions because they dare do what your great grandfather did, try to provide a better life for their family #WhereAreTheChildren
— Lea Harth (@LeaHarth) May 28, 2018
Ivanka I do appreciate the fact that you have decided to own what you are. No more pretending to be a decent person. I’m a Mom of two children and I want you to understand that we won’t forget the atrocities you’ve enabled your father to commit. Justice will eventually prevail.
— MyKidsMom (@MyKidsMomBB8) May 28, 2018
Where are the children ripped from their parents arms?
— RLP (@RaynaRlp) May 28, 2018
I can’t believe you haven’t taken this down.
Have it printed and hang it on your wall at home. It doesn’t belong here. Not now.
— Nancy (@NJAInteriors1) May 28, 2018