Ivanka Trump was accused of gaslighting after tweeting advice on how to stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic this Fourth of July:
Please be safe & responsible this holiday weekend. As we celebrate this 4th of July, follow state & local guidelines to keep you & your loved ones safe. Practice proper hygiene, social distancing & wear a mask when in close proximity to others. 🇺🇸
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 4, 2020
The guidance tweeted by President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser late Friday ― on wearing masks and social distancing ― was sound enough.
But it was not well received on Twitter, where critics noted her father’s attendance at an Independence Day celebration at South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where there was little social distancing or wearing of masks by people in the crowd.
“Gas lighting alert,” tweeted Walter Shaub, the former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in response:
Other detractors were similarly angered:
DO YOU SPEAK TO YOUR FATHER
— rabia O’chaudry (@rabiasquared) July 4, 2020
The president’s daughter sent this tweet as her father holds an event with no social distancing and optional masks. https://t.co/OvrXeqkozw
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 4, 2020
Pres. Trump is playing host to a large gathering tonight at Mount Rushmore where little evidence people are wearing masks and they are sitting quite close together. So there’s that. https://t.co/giblXlOHLn
— lisa mirando (@LisaMirandoCNN) July 4, 2020
The absolute and total lack of shame is breathtaking. Just an utter inability to hear herself. Repulsive and repugnant villains, the whole wretched bunch. https://t.co/AX35V116a6
— Hussein Ibish (@Ibishblog) July 4, 2020
This surge in coronavirus cases across the country is the result of your profound lack of leadership. Tens of thousands are dead because of you. You will never wash your ha ds of that.
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) July 4, 2020
Your brother’s girlfriend just tested positive. They don’t wear masks. Neither does your idiot father.
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) July 4, 2020
Tell your dad to stop holding rallies without social distancing or mandatory mask wearing.
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) July 4, 2020