Ivanka Trump tweets out her support for the LGBTQ community during Pride Month

June is designated as Pride Month and President Trump's daughter Ivanka took to Twitter Friday to express her support:

"This month we celebrate and honor the LGBTQ community," Trump wrote. "I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy."

As CNN reports, Donald Trump posed himself as an LGBTQ ally during his 2016 presidential campaign. Since his administration began, though, there has been attempts to roll back LGBTQ rights. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been credited with halting those rollbacks.

Due to her father's actions, the reaction to Ivanka's statement online was largely negative:

Social Reactions to Ivanka Trumps LGBTQ tweet
See Gallery
Social Reactions to Ivanka Trumps LGBTQ tweet
Surprise us. Start proving it. https://t.co/HjUP1147O2
Say what you will about this administration, but this is a mark of progress https://t.co/oTTZTOgSWY
Endorsing a regime that would roll back LGBTQ civil rights is NOT support. You actively disenfranchised the commun… https://t.co/hgzBjUqyfS
Contributions to economy shouldn't even be mentioned when talking about decency and wellbeing of entire group of pe… https://t.co/0tWAMN6neb
Unless we're POC. Or need healthcare. Or want to stay in our jobs or use a public bathroom. Or want a world not wre… https://t.co/U09DHZ5ZkI
You know who has also made immense contributions to our society and economy? Immigrants. But your dad's deporting t… https://t.co/AzNWQMBQc3
Appreciate the gesture, but it would be really lovely if your father @POTUS @realDonaldTrump wouldn't have blatantl… https://t.co/YDLZJ7cAZA
.@IvankaTrump Thank you - genuinely. I hope the President shares ur views & will support openly transgender militar… https://t.co/4vnCk1J6RV

"It sounds a little hollow considering the way the current administration are heading when regarding LGBTQ rights," one critic wrote.

President Trump himself has not released a statement about Pride Month. Bill Clinton was the first to acknowledge it during his administration. Former President Obama also announced it every June and made held an annual reception at the White House in celebration.

Read Full Story