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Trolls on social media view ripping Ivanka Trump to shreds as some kind of sport. That ebbs and flows based on the news cycle, but it reared its ugly head again yesterday in a big way.
So what mortal sin did she commit this time? As per usual, nothing – but her father mentioned her name while delivering a speech. That was enough for the claws to come out from far too many users on social media.
President Donald Trump was addressing the crowd during a speech in North Dakota when he brought his daughter up.
“She actually said, ‘Daddy, can I go with you?’ … And I said, ‘Yes, you can,’” Trump said, adding that he “likes that,” Trump said, according to Independent Journal Review.
Countdown to social media meltdown in three…two…one…
Both reporters and regular observers immediately felt the need to make a massive contribution to the world by sharing their thoughts.
POTUS makes a point to correct himself that White House adviser Ivanka Trump called him daddy and not dad.
— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) September 6, 2017
trump has taken so much from me
i will not allow daddy talk to be one of them
scrub the internet of this moment's existence immediately https://t.co/fgw1spPwmH
— Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) September 6, 2017
Really people? A daughter addresses her father with a perfectly normal term and this is a big deal?
Perhaps it shouldn’t be all that surprising when we consider the ridiculous amount of backlash Ivanka normally receives, but this certainly reeks of crossing the line.
As for Ivanka, she simply stepped up on the stage and presented herself with class and grace.
“Hi, North Dakota. We love this state, so it’s always a pleasure to be back here,” she said, IJR notes.
“You treated us very, very well in November and have continued to. So we like sharing the love back. Thank you.”
There’s so much for the trolls on social media to learn by simply watching how Ivanka carries herself in spite of the constant ridicule she receives, but we fear that flies way over their collective heads.
Independent Journal Review