LGBT Community Isn't Interested At All In This Ivanka Trump Tweet

June 2nd 2017

Mike Rothschild

In keeping with her image as the voice of socially conscious youth in the Trump administration, Ivanka Trump wrote a tweet last night, in recognition of Pride Month, which began Thursday:

The ensuing reactions to her tweet showed what Trump's credibility in the eyes of members and allies of the LGBTQ community truly looks like as Twitter exploded with responses from people.

People were quick to tweet about how others are being hurt by her father's policies, and pointing out how certain marginalized groups have felt singled out and excluded since he became president.

In particular, people pointed out the Trump administration's pick of Vice President Mike Pence, long seen as one of the most regressive politicians in America on the subject of LGBTQ rights.

One particularly disturbing aspect of Trump's tweet is that while it purports to celebrate Pride Month, her father broke with tradition and didn't issue a proclamation for it.

While no Republican president has ever done so, Trump has claimed to be an ally of the LGBTQ community. He even used his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention to reach out, saying, "As president, I will do everything in my power to protect LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.”

Back then, the community didn't believe him, and they don't believe his daughter here, either. She was attacked for her father's refusal to acknowledge Pride Month, and for her near-total silence on actually supporting LGBTQ issues.

Finally, there was outrage over her failure to convince the president to stay in the Paris Climate Accord, something that a number of reports said was important to her, and something she'd fight for.

If she did attempt to save American involvement in the agreement, and it's not clear if she did, that voice wasn't heard.

All in all, it was a bad day for Ivanka Trump on Twitter, and one that didn't bode well for her nebulous and undefined role in the White House.