First daughter Ivanka Trump received a rude reception Saturday night after she posted a three-tweet statement about the violence in Charlottesville -- almost one year to the day after the white-nationalist "Unite the Right" rally that left one woman dead.
According to Ivanka, who also serves as a White House adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, "One year ago in Charlottesville, we witnessed an ugly display of hatred, racism, bigotry & violence."
She added, "While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in our great country. Rather than tearing each other down with hatred, racism & violence, we can lift one another up, strengthen our communities and strive to help every American achieve his or her full potential!"
With many commenters noting her father defended "both sides" at the time, Ivanka got an earful for saying too little, too late.
You can see her tweets and some responses below:
1:3 One year ago in Charlottesville, we witnessed an ugly display of hatred, racism, bigotry & violence.— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump) 1534034182.0
2:3 While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opini… https://t.co/C7Yyr4L1yg— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump) 1534034196.0
3:3 Rather than tearing each other down with hatred, racism & violence, we can lift one another up, strengthen our… https://t.co/ElalJSmFbL— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump) 1534034241.0
Then came the comments...
@IvankaTrump One year ago in Charlottesville, we saw your dad call Nazis and KKK members “very fine people.” You co… https://t.co/TLbmIelRY5— Dr. Miranda Yaver (@Dr. Miranda Yaver) 1534035256.0
@IvankaTrump Her name was #HeatherHeyer ! Say her name ! #Charlottesville Never forget her ! https://t.co/EHP704Vg5c— Marko Silberhand (@Marko Silberhand) 1534065086.0
@IvankaTrump But there were ‘fine people on both sides’. Can’t clean up daddy’s racism— Jane Carter (@Jane Carter) 1534037914.0
@IvankaTrump One year and 203 days ago your daddy, a bigoted racist hateful enabler of violence became President, w… https://t.co/poeORcTkqg— Bill Heavey (@Bill Heavey) 1534074334.0
@IvankaTrump https://t.co/G9nbvLGKG3— 70zChild (@70zChild) 1534041250.0
@IvankaTrump You said nothing then.— Eedmonds (@Eedmonds) 1534044230.0
@IvankaTrump It’s one thing to be tone deaf, but quite another to consistently say the wrong things at the wrong ti… https://t.co/S5whADLY5v— Howard D. Kramer (@Howard D. Kramer) 1534074294.0
@IvankaTrump Tell daddy, princess.— Shawna (@Shawna) 1534044450.0
@IvankaTrump It’s a little late to try to redeem your image #complicit— Calif (The People Have Decided) Martini (@Calif (The People Have Decided) Martini) 1534041839.0
@IvankaTrump Rather than insincere messaging on Twitter you cld alleviate most people’s anxiety, concern and fear f… https://t.co/MA3l3qSFNX— MadisonB (@MadisonB) 1534049683.0
@IvankaTrump https://t.co/YHyYw0Dhaj— Linda Molloy 🌊🌊🌊 (@Linda Molloy 🌊🌊🌊) 1534052208.0