The Trump State Department on Tuesday promoted something that, in normal times, would be seen as harmless.
In the context of Trump's immigrant family separation policies, however, many people are finding it to be completely tone deaf.
Specifically, the State Department posted a link on its Twitter account to a chat session in which professionals would answer American citizens' questions about how to travel abroad with their children.
"Join our colleagues from @TravelGov for a Facebook Live event at 10:00 a.m. ET to ask your questions about traveling with kids and to hear their tips to make traveling with the whole family easier," wrote the State Department.
Many of Twitter users did not take kindly to this message and proceeded to heap scorn on the State Department for not considering the context of the current crisis facing immigrant children.
Check out the top responses below.
@StateDept @TravelGov Question: If another country were separating children from their parents at the boarder, what… https://t.co/owsBBI24V4— Anarchy In The NYC (@Anarchy In The NYC)1529417797.0
@StateDept @TravelGov How about some tips for children traveling alone after being separated from their family?— Marc Blum (@Marc Blum)1529417162.0
@StateDept @TravelGov First, don't take your kids to the US. Who knows what will happen to them?— tippdx 🇺🇸 (@tippdx 🇺🇸)1529417278.0
@StateDept @TravelGov Don’t come here . Right now, children have been taken hostage over an ego wall . It could be… https://t.co/VLiroJZsFZ— Frankie 🇺🇸 (@Frankie 🇺🇸)1529418017.0
@StateDept @TravelGov Are they serious??? This is beyond belief tone deafness . Or, are they taunting us? We have… https://t.co/gMSKS1uOc7— Marie Sageer (@Marie Sageer)1529416760.0
@StateDept @TravelGov The Hague is where this will end if you ALL do not stand against child abuse and human rights… https://t.co/U4OPpbccaq— Organize Together 🗳🌊 (@Organize Together 🗳🌊)1529419414.0
@StateDept @TravelGov This is perfect timing. Are you simulcasting in spanish?— RCDobbs (@RCDobbs)1529419259.0
@StateDept @TravelGov 1. Don’t be brown. 2: Don’t be fleeing violence. 3. Don’t expect the US to give a damn about… https://t.co/6KdcyzlJqT— Kristen (@Kristen)1529419159.0
@StateDept @TravelGov Tip 1: If you're a person of color stay out of any state that has border issues. They may jus… https://t.co/qzs2KKnOkq— Debbie (@Debbie)1529419076.0