A photo taken by Ivanka Trump that was intended to spread some holiday cheer quickly sparked a controversial debate over her father's administration.
The first daughter posted a montage of photos that show her oldest and youngest children, Arabella and Theodore, exploring the White House's Christmas decorations to both Twitter and Instagram. In one of the photos, Arabella, festively dressed in a red dress, helps her younger brother up the stairs. Another shot shows the youngest Kushner mesmerized by the White House Christmas orchestra.
Holiday cheer at the White House🎄 pic.twitter.com/iYSsnDAD8J
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) December 9, 2018
"Holiday cheer at the White House," the mom of three captioned the shot, along with a Christmas tree emoji. While many commented on the sweet photos and the "magical" decorations, others were quick to respond with mentions of the ongoing immigration crisis and how the Trump administration has been dealing with the migrants.
Children are still being held in Individual #1 camps.
— Jim (@JimDixon266) December 9, 2018
Kids are still in cages alone
— Willy (@bgwillyg) December 9, 2018
I wish all the kids in border detention centers could be with their families this holiday season.
— Shannon (@msroomandboard) December 9, 2018
make sure to share with all the kids down along the border
— KVID (@isberg8) December 10, 2018
Aren't they lucky they're not living in tents separated from their parents 😡
— lorili (@hedahunter) December 9, 2018
"I wish all the kids in border detention centers could be with their families this holiday season," commented one tweeter.
Said another, "How about kids locked in tents in TX far from their parents? Those kids are spending Xmas AWAY from family. How do you think those kids feel?".
According to NBC News, nearly 4,000 immigrants have died or went missing in the past four years while attempting to make their way to the United States from Mexico. Celebrities and politicians alike have criticized the Trump administration's take on the crisis -- while Ivanka's personal photos are seemingly not safe from any backlash.
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This isn't the first time that Ivanka has been slammed for her familial photos. Back in November, the first daughter posted a photo of her son Joseph fishing. "Your father teargassed kids your son’s age today," commented one Twitter user, while others posted images from the border or commented on Trump's stance on global warming.
Who wore it better: Children detained in McAllen, Texas or Ivanka Trump pic.twitter.com/atifVrteeY
— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) June 18, 2018
Another photo from January 2017 compared Trump's silver Carolina Herrera dress to the foil blankets distributed to migrant families in detention centers at the same time
And in May, Ivanka posted a shot cuddling of her youngest son during the height of family separations, to which many Twitter users begged the first daughter to take action.
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