Over Memorial Day weekend, First Daughter Ivanka Trump faced major heat over a recent family photo. On Sunday morning, Ivanka shared a sweet photo of her holding her 2-year-old son Theodore James Kushner.
Trump supporters commented on how adorable the picture was. However, Ivanka’s post was also flooded with a number of critical comments.
As previously reported, critics accused her of being “heartless” and “insensitive” for sharing the photo amidst news that nearly 1,500 immigrant children were unaccounted for in 2017. Others blamed her family for the loss of the children.
Although the First Daughter does not specifically address the backlash surrounding the picture of her and Theodore, several media outlets — including The Hill — and fans suspected that she was responding to the criticism.
Ivanka shared a famous quote from Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and followed up with, “Focus on what is before you, on what you can control and ignore the trolls!”
Read Ivanka’s full statement below:
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