t's a wonder Ivanka Trump even says anything anymore. Girl needs to take her hands off the keyboard and step away from the computer because every time she tries to make a public statement, it does not go well.
Ivanka Trump is woefully clueless about how she comes across to the American people. Hint: It's bad.
And yet, she keeps making the same sorts of mistakes over and over and over again.
Yesterday was February 1 and as such, the first day of Black History Month. Ivanka Trump decided to tweet this to "honor" the tradition:
Here, I will recreate my thought process as I read this tweet: Wow, this is nice. Hm, “sojourners”? Did she use that right? Yep, yep wait what no no no no noooooooooooooooo!!!!!
By the end of the tweet, Ivanka managed to negate and disrespect everything she'd written in the beginning of that same tweet.
There truly seems to be no end to what each member of the Trump family has the capacity to ruin.
It literally never stops.
She 100 percent “All Lives Matter” ‘d Black History Month, and it’s so discouraging to see. She was almost there.
The problem with Ivanka Trump wanting to celebrate “all Americans, regardless of race or background” during Black History Month is that Black History Month is about Black History.
If we diminish the specificity of honoring black heroes throughout our nation’s history, we are participating in the exact erasure and sanitization of the Black experience in America that Black History Month seeks to prevent.
Not to mention, Ivanka's insistence that Black History Month is about "all Americans" (to reiterate: It is not.) reeks of the same false equivalency her father gave to white supremacists and those opposing them in Charlottesville.
Donald Trump insisted that there were “very fine people on both sides” of that rally. The Trump family is so desperate for approval that they do not care whether it comes from Nazis or not. That’s how attention-seeking this family is.
Ivanka Trump hardly wants to ruffle any feathers, so she insists that Black History Month is actually about white people too. She believes that specifically acknowledging the actions of black Americans is somehow “exclusionary” when it is, in fact, necessary, especially now that her father is in office.
Then, there's also the undeniable truth that Ivanka Trump and the rest of the Trump family don't actually care about "all Americans."
The people of Puerto Rico have spent months in devastating circumstances because Donald Trump barely sees them as people worthy of aid, let alone fellow Americans.
As others continue to point out, there are so many reasons Ivanka Trump’s tweet is problematic…