Not having it. Ivanka Trump is facing backlash for posting a photo of herself and her son amid reports that families are being torn apart at the U.S. border with Mexico, and that the Department of Health and Human Services has “lost track” of 1,500 children due to policies implemented by her father President Donald Trump’s administration.
The 36-year-old shared a photo of herself holding her 2-year-old son, Theodore, on Sunday, May 27, and captioned it: “My <3! #SundayMorning.”
Halsey was among those who took aim at the mom of three for her poor timing. “I wonder what #SundayMorning is like for the parents of 1500 lost children your father is responsible for. F—k your #SundayMorning,” the singer, 23, tweeted at the fashion designer.
The “Bad at Love” singer wasn’t the only one to take Trump to task. Many others joined in on Twitter to call out the first daughter for her tone-deaf post. Jim Carrey shared a new cartoon inspired by the policy and tweeted: “1500 innocent children ripped from their mothers’ arms at our border. Lost in Trump’s ‘system’. Give us your tired, your poor, your huddle masses yearning to breathe free — and we will torture them for wanting a better life. From Shining City to Evil Empire in under 500 days.”
Ivanka Trump's 2017 controversies
Ivanka Trump's 2017 controversies
The first daughter had her fair share of controversies, see which ones made the internet ablaze.
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The Trump family simply cannot be trusted https://t.co/1pji0kwcsY
Overjoyed by these beautiful letters. Reading them is one of the highlights of my week. 😍 https://t.co/AF5tSMHnB6
Many people zeroed in on one of the photographs that seemed to show Ivanka Trump with money sign eyes.
"Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putin's team to buy in on this"… https://t.co/4XGphBrgK4
Former Trumpa adviser claimed he "arranged" for Ivanka to sit in Putin's chair during a trip to Moscow.
How much more proof do you need that she isn't an innocent bystander? This embarrasses us. When we aren't in tears, we try to figure out how to respond to what is so violent about this as a depiction of a woman who claims to speak for female empowerment. #ivankaforpresident
Ivanka Trump was largely criticized for staying silent on women's issues such as healthcare and sexual harassment.
The Mooch Drops A Bomb About Ivanka and Tom Brady’s Dating History https://t.co/6iT4Opcylp https://t.co/5e99VoXH1N
Drama unfolded as former White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, said that Tom Brady and Ivanka Trump once dated.
"[Ivanka] wanted to make the trip. She said, 'Dad, can I go with you?' She said actually, 'Daddy, can I go with you… https://t.co/6TIx150Ttn
The first daughter sent the internet ablaze when she revealed she suffered from postpartum depression. She was heavily criticized for sharing the detail especially when women were at risk of losing their health care under the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill, an attempt at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.
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"Otherwise" implies you did not like hangin with this baby. https://t.co/oB5IEZmOf3
Ivanka Trump was mocked online for using the word "otherwise" incorrectly.
Don’t forget: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government business. We obtained records revealing she did so ev… https://t.co/Z7vHeXT84S
Perhaps Ivanka can teach kids how to re-route their emails so that they won't be discovered. Also, why does she hav… https://t.co/DLsoC50Yb8
After writing an op-ed for the New York Times, Ivanka Trump was schooled for claiming that introducing computer science as early as kindergarten was part of her "White House portfolio." She was criticized for not being an expert on either education or tech.
a running list of words Ivanka Trump doesn't know how to use: relative, albeit https://t.co/IHg2xFcI1E
Ivanka Trump made a splash in Japan with this two-piece pink suit, but many were quick to point out that the above-the-knee skirt was a little too short for professional matters.
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1:2 Wishing Meghan and Prince Harry a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness together. https://t.co/fgjJhCfYnr https://t.co/8YP3Nzef5I
After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, the first daughter congratulated the couple -- but many were quick to say she only offered the public congratulations as an attempt to get an invite to the royal wedding.
The first daughter posted this adorable picture on Instagram with the caption "Peak-a-boo" -- a misspelling which wasn't overlooked by many of her social media followers.
Ivanka Trump calls food an "investment" for families, like "Mommy and Me classes" https://t.co/ZKySeIW05Q By… https://t.co/7lXNOnfsSg
The first daughter was ripped for calling food an "investment" during an interview.
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Actor Patton Oswalt also tweeted his reaction: “Isn’t it the just the best to snuggle your little one — knowing exactly where they are, safe in your arms? It’s the best. The BEST. Right, Ivanka? Right?”
“Dear @IvankaTrump, No doubt you posted this while feeling the great joy of motherhood. But every mother is our sister & right now there are many in despair. You are in a position to help. #WhereAreTheChidlren?Taking action will result in a lot more likes than this post,” one user wrote.
Another tweeted: “What an odd tweet in the middle of the horror going on with missing children ripped from their parent’s arms. How lucky you are to live in a bubble.”
“You’d almost never know her father’s administration, to which she is an adviser, was brutally separating migrant children from their asylum-seeking parents and lost track of 1,500 of them,” another one shared.
The backlash comes amid reports that the Trump administration will increase criminal prosecutions of parents entering the United States illegally and is separating families by placing their children in protective custody. It has been criticized as an inhumane practice that could psychologically damage the children, some of whom are as young as a year old. The new policy brought attention to an April report that Steven Wagner, an official from the Department of Health and Human Services, had revealed to members of Congress that the agency had lost track of nearly 1,500 children it had placed with sponsors in the United States.
Ivanka Trump through the years
Ivanka Trump through the years
Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, and guest (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Donald Trump and Daughter Ivanka Trump at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Daughter Ivanka during Grand Opening of The Harley Davidson Cafe at Harley Davidson Cafe in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Fabio, Ivanka Trump, Ivana Trump, Eric Trump, and Riccardo Mazzucchelli (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ivanka Trump (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Donald Trump, Robert Trump, and Ivanka Trump during Donald Trump 50th Birthday Party at Trump Tower in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Low-angle portrait of American businessman Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, as they pose together under a tent at the Mercedes Benz Polo Match, Bridgehampton, New York, 1997. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 05: Ivanka Trump backstage on cell phone at the Jill Stuart Fashion Show at Chelsea Piers. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump during Valentine's Day And Birthday Party For Ivanka Trump at Chaos in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ivana Trump and Ivanka Trump (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: Ivana And Ivanka Trump At Ascot Races In Berkshire (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
395848 01: *** EXCLUSIVE *** (ITALY OUT) Super model Ivanka Trump walking her dog Tyler on Madison Avenue October 14, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 08: Ivanka Trump at the World Premiere of 'The Sweetest Thing' starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Jason Bateman and Parker Posey in New York, United States on April 08, 2002. (Photo by David LEFRANC/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 23: Ivanka Trump, wearing a Douglas Hannant gown, poses for a portrait June 23, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Richard Greene/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump and Ivana Trump (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)
Director/producer Jamie Johnson and Ivanka Trump during 2003 Sundance Film Festival - 'Born Rich' Outdoor Portraits at Main Street Park City in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by Randall Michelson/WireImage)
Ivanka Trump during 2003 Park City - The Village at The Lift at The Village at The Lift in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by L. Busacca/WireImage)
Ivanka Trump during Born Rich - New York Premiere at The Screening Room in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 26: (U.S. TABLOIDS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Ivanka Trump attends the 'Dangerous Liasons: The Art of Seduction' The Metropolitan Museums Costume Institute Benefit Gala April 26, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Socialite Ivanka Trump and guest attend The Paris Review Foundation Presents Fall Revel Honoring William Styron at Cipriani November 10, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump during American Museum of Natural History Annual Winter Dance at American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic)
Vanessa Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump (Photo by Mychal Watts/WireImage)
Ivanka Trump during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2006 - Carolina Herrera - Front Row and Backstage at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Ivanka Trump during The Cinema Society and The Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition Host a Screening of 'Babel' at Tribeca Grand Screening Room in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jason Kempin/FilmMagic)
Ivanka Trump (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
PALM BEACH, FL - JANUARY 27: Junior Chairwoman, Ivanka Trump attends the 50th Annual International Red Cross Ball at Mar A Lago on January 27, 2007 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13: Ivanka Trump attends The American Museum of Natural History's Annual Winter Dance on February 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 07: Ivanka Trump attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 'Poiret: King Of Fashion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - MARCH 4: Real Estate developer Ivanka Trump walks in stunning style to the Regis and Kelly Show at ABC Studios on the Upper West Side on March 4, 2008 in New York City, New York. The daughter of billionaire Donald Trump and Ivana Trump looked very chic as she walked through New York City. (Photos by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto.com) ***FEE MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO USAGE *** Buzz Foto LLC http://www.buzzfoto.com/ 1112 Montana Ave suite 80 Santa Monica CA 90403 1 310 441 4464 1 310 980 8822
NEW YORK - JUNE 26: Ivanka Trump attends Town & Country celebration for the July 2008 Cover with Ivanka Trump at Hearst Tower on June 26, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 19: Ivanka Trump attends the Brian Reyes Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Promenade at Bryant Park on February 19, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for IMG)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Ivanka Trump promotes 'The Trump Card: Playing To Win In Work And Life' at Barnes & Noble 5th Avenue on October 14, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 133 -- Airdate 10/15/2009 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jimmy Fallon plays beer pong with Ivanka Trump on October 15, 2009 (Photo by Tracy Leeds/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Ivanka Trump appears on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City.
Kai Madison Trump,Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. attend the 4th annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 14, 2010 in Briarcliff Manor, New York.
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 23: Ivanka Trump sighting on June 23, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: TV personality Ivanka Trump films an interview at the 'Celebrity Apprentice' set in Madison Square Park on October 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Ivanka Trump and Kristin Cavallari attend the Dennis Basso Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 08: Ivanka Trump looks on after the announcement of the purchase by the Trump Organization of the Doral Hotel & Country Club prior to the start of the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship on the TPC Blue Monster at Doral Golf Resort and Spa on March 8, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Vanity Fair Party during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE -- Episode 1301 -- Pictured: (l-r) Piers Morgan, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)
Ivanka Trump, daughter of billionaire real estate developer Donald J. Trump and executive vice president of development and acquisitions for Trump Organization LLC, center, attends the annual benefit of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy at Gracie Mansion in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Gracie Mansion Conservancy raises funds privately to support the upkeep of the house. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
PALM BEACH, FL - JANUARY 05: Ivanka Trump, Arabella Rose Kushner, and Jared Kushner attend the 2014 Trump Invitational Grand Prix at The Mar-a-Lago Club on January 5, 2014 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images for 2014 Trump Invitational Grand Prix)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Pregnant Ivanka Trump sighting on August 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Ivanka Trump attends the 2015 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Anna Wintour, Anthony Weiner and Ivanka Trump attend the 2015 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Ivanka Trump speaks during the Donald Trump presidential announcement at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/Getty Images)
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trumps wife Melania Trump (R) and daughter Ivanka look at a smart phone after the Republican Presidential debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Republican National Committee at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in Charleston, South Carolina on January 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pats his expecting daughter Ivanka Trump while celebrating victory in the South Carolina primary in Spartanburg, South Carolina, February 20, 2016. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump grabbed a big win in the South Carolina primary, capturing about a third of the votes, according to early counts, but all major networks projected Trrump the winner. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)