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:
"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.