Over the past few days, the American people have been grappling with the horrifying news that the Department of Refugee Resettlement has somehow lost track of 1,475 immigrant children, some of whom were even released to human traffickers.
The appalling failure of both the Obama and Trump administrations to take care of these children – and the bullshit excuse offered by Trump’s Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary of Administration for Children and Families, who said it didn’t matter because they were “not their responsibility” after being placed with foster families – has triggered a swell of outrage on social media from citizens who are demanding answers from their government.
Which makes it astonishingly tone-deaf for White House official and First Daughter Ivanka Trump, who has not said a word about the missing children despite being closer to the President than anyone else in the world and the ability to actually do something about the crisis, to post this picture of her and her child on Sunday morning.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 27, 2018
Twitter users felt the same way, and immediately began barraging her with demands that she do something, anything about the horrifying cruelty of her father’s immigration policies.
.@IvankaTrump, you are lucky to hold your son while 1500 mothers cannot, because your father ripped their children away under a vicious policy that he created.
— Paola Mendoza (@paolamendoza) May 27, 2018
Your dad is separating mothers from their children https://t.co/xjHlEJ5yIg
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) May 27, 2018
— CountessofNambia (@theClaudiaInez) May 27, 2018
Ivanka is so terrible she managed to get ratioed on a photo of her holding a cute baby pic.twitter.com/EGazaw7Qvs
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) May 27, 2018
A picture is worth fourteen words https://t.co/wSBC534Ncu
— Sean T. Collins (@theseantcollins) May 27, 2018
— oufenix (D) (@oufenix) May 27, 2018
An actual mother would have compassion for the children harmed by your father’s policies.
Your contrived photo ops are absurd.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 27, 2018
Must be nice to have your kids with you instead of ripped from your arms by the heartless, dangerous policies of your incompetent father, @realDonaldTrump.
— Starina Johnson (@StarinaJohnson) May 27, 2018
how fucking tone deaf and inconsiderate can you be? jesus christ.
— gen dietzel (@gendietzel) May 27, 2018