Ivanka Trump: Trolled Hard for Frosty Mother’s Day Message to Ivana

Sunday was Mother’s Day, and like so many other celebrities who wrote tributes to their moms, Ivanka took to Instagram to architect a post of her own.

But she’s being slammed in the comments — even by people who seem to like her — for her brief, impersonal post about Ivana.

Is she deliberately giving her mom the cold shoulder?

Alongside an image of Ivana Trump, her mother who is one of Donald Trump’s ex-wives, Ivanka writes:

“Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing mother and the best skier I know!”

That’s a … super specific bit of praise.

“Love you.”

She follows that with a double heart emoji and a “#MothersDay” tag.

This was the accompanying image:

A number of commenters weren’t exactly overcome with emotion when they saw this glamour shot of Ivana or when they saw her daughter’s message.

“That was a weak Mother’s Day wish. Ivana, you deserve better than that.”

“How nice… but I’m sure she has some pretty amazing attributes as a mother than just being the best skier.”

“You are who you are because of her. She deserves more honor. Happy Mothers Day all!”

“Wow, that’s it?! And she’s @itsivanatrump supposed to visit you in #prison?? #prisonprep101 #LockThemAllUp.”

“Your dad should’ve been a better husband to her.”

Some of those are more political than others, obviously.

Ivanka Trump mother's day message 2018

We included this image, because seeing it may highlight the brevity that alarmed so many commenters.

For a comparison, let’s look at Ivanka’s sister, Tiffany Trump, and the post that she made to her mother, Marla Maples.

Tiffany writes:

“Happy Mother’s Day! [double heart emoji] @itsmarlamaples I love you with all of my heart and I’m so grateful for all of your love!”

This caption accompanied a digital collage of photos of Tiffany and Marla:

Tiffany Trump and Marla Maples 2018 Mother's Day

Tiffany’s post is nearly as terse and frosty as Ivanka’s, but the photo collage is much more personal.

So perhaps it runs in the family?

At the same time, we should consider that even some of the criticisms that were not overtly political may have been politically motivated.

After all, it’s not like Ivana Trump has hordes of eager fans looking to defend her honor.

Rather, when someone is the daughter of the most hated man on the planet and plays an active role in his policies, everything that she does looks like a mistake.

That is understandable — the Mueller investigation is trudging along, but the wheels of justice move slowly.

Entertaining revelations about Trump, Russia, and Stormy Daniels aren’t really enough to distract from the waking nightmare of every day’s news.

People are looking to vent, and when the First Daughter can’t seem to synthesize enough human emotion to publish a personal Mother’s Day message, that’s as good of an opportunity as any other.

Ivanka and Tiffany’s Christmas video was much, much better than anything that they had to say about their moms.

In Ivanka’s defense, she and Jared are very busy at the moment and, in fact, they’re overseas.

In her … offense, we suppose … she and Jared are in Israel to oversee the deeply controversial moving of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

This is seen as an insult to the Palestinian people, but some evangelical Christians believe that Trump is fulfilling biblical prophecy and ushering the world towards the End Times.

(Hey, both sides of the aisle agree that Trump is leading the world towards its destruction! A rare moment of unity, we suppose)

In the mean time, dozens of Palestinian protesters have been killed by Israeli snipers and countless others wounded.

In that context, Ivanka’s icy Mother’s Day post is sort of the least of people’s worries.


Kanye West Praises His Hero Emma Gonzalez, Who Swerves Him Hard

Recently, Kanye West has praised Donald Trump. But not all of his political statements fall in line with what his fellow “MAGA” enthusiasts would like to see.

Kanye recently tweeted that Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist Emma Gonzalez is his hero.

Emma responded indirectly with a hard swerve … in a very classy way. Take a look.

Kanye West seems so proud of his “MAGA” hat.

Sure, his family doesn’t like it and his friends and fans feel betrayed, but he and Trump have the same “dragon energy’ so …

We guess that we know that Kanye’s priorities have always been himself and whatever whims he might have.

But as Kanye’s newly acquired pro-Trump fans are learning … he can be all over the place.

For example, Kanye tweeted this:

Kanye West Tweets About Emma Gonzalez

“My hero Emma Gonzalez,” he writes.

Emma Gonzalez is, of course, one of the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that claimed 17 innocent lives.

Since surviving that horrible shooting, she has become an outspoken advocate for gun control regulations to try to prevent further senseless tragedies.

Because of this, she has become the target of hate and even the subject of multiple deranged conspiracy theories.

(Since the Sandy Hook shooting, it has become increasingly common for far right conspiracy theorists to refer to mass shootings as “false flag” operations or hoaxes staged by the government or Illuminati or whatever)

It is an understatement to say that Kanye’s admiration for Emma is not entirely in keeping with the Trump agenda.

Emma Gonzales Tweets About James Shaw Jr.

Emma responded indirectly, copying Kanye’s statement to name her own hero: James Shaw Jr.

Shaw disarmed the shooter at the Waffle House shooting in April, using her bare hands (and getting severe burns) to save the lives of every single survivor.

Since then, Shaw has dismissed the idea that he is a hero, and has used his newfound platform to raise money for the families of the victims who died that day.

He is certainly worthy of praise and admiration.

And it was an intensely classy way for Emma to redirect attention brought on by Kanye to someone whose heroism she admires.

(Yes, she swerved him, and yes, we are aware that the term swerve in this context comes from Kanye’s own lyrics)

But Kanye had still more to say about Emma.

“Inspired by Emma,” he wrote under this selfie.

Some who saw this wondered if Kanye is talking about genuine inspiration, or if he is referring to the similarities between his haircut and Emma’s.

(It is worth noting, by the way, that Emma’s haircut is not a feminist statement or an expression of her sexuality — she’s bi — but just a practical choice for Florida’s hellish swamp climate)

Kanye being Kanye, he is probably being sincere.

That’s honestly nice of him, though as the world as seen recently as Kanye compares himself and Trump to dragons, Kanye’s admiration does not always mean that he shares their views.

It may be that Kanye admires Emma’s fight and her passion — as so many do.

That doesn’t mean that he treasures his signed “MAGA” hat any less.

Kanye’s Twitter activity recently has been bizarre, to the point where his wife, Kim Kardashian, has been using her powerful social media platform to defend him.

Kanye’s friends who loathe Trump may agree to disagree with Kanye and patiently explain things when they come up … but a lot of his fans feel betrayed.

This is the man who slammed George W. Bush for his inexcusable inaction during Hurricane Katrina.

It’s hard for them to understand why Kanye would admire a man who is beloved by white nationalists and whose campaign and administration have been filled with racism.

But perhaps they’ll take comfort in the knowledge that Kanye still has a ton of admiration for a lot of worthy people, like Emma.