Earlier this week Ivanka Trump posted a video to her Instagram page that has received major backlash.
Trump posted a video of her three children washing their hands during the coronavirus pandemic. In the video, her children Arabella, 8, Joseph 6, and Theodore 4 are seen washing their hands at a sink. Trump has been self-quarantining with her family after being exposed to a foreign diplomat who tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump was asymptomatic.
Judd Deere, the White House deputy secretary told reporters that Trump self-quarantined “out of an abundance of caution” and remained symptom-free. It was later revealed that she had been tested for COVID-19 and her results had been negative and she was cleared to return to work.
For the last few weeks and amid the coronavirus pandemic, Trump has been sharing videos on her social media accounts. This latest video, which was posted on Thursday, has received major backlash.
In the video, Trump’s three children can be seen washing their hands with their father Jared Kushner to the ABCs for the recommended 20 seconds. The demonstration was accompanied by a PSA caption.
” We ALL have a role to play to slow the spread! Wash your hands,” Trump wrote, She then added, “(ohhh…and turn off the sink with your elbow or a towel while you do to save [water] … still a work in progress with these guys 10 days in [shrug emoji).”
Instagram users were quick to point out how much water she was wasting by leaving the water on for the 20-second countdown.
One Instagram user responded, “why is the water running while they scrub [their] hands?” Another added, “I want to turn off the water!”
Another user shared, “Omg, Look how much water you wasted daaamn.”
Twitter user WhatWhereWhyHow tweeted, “When you just really think you are part of the “struggle” Ivanka Kushner posts a “helpful” PSA video featuring her 3 kids washing their hands with a brand of hand soap that retails for $39.00 It’s true.”
“Ivanka Trump posts a cute video of her three kids washing their hands with pricey $39 hand soap while singing the alphabet – as she insists ‘we ALL have a role to play to slow the spread, posted Twitter user HansSolo.
Several social media users pointed out that most American families were struggling to get by because of the virus. Families all across the nation have lost their jobs and aren’t sure how they will pay their bills or buy food while Ivanka shares a video of her children using a soap that cost nearly $40.
Other social media users took the opportunity to beg her to speak to her father, who on Tuesday stated that he would reopen the country for business by Easter. Despite warnings from the country’s top medical experts.
“Have you spoken with your father recently? He does not seem to share your concern,” one social media user asked.
Another wrote “tell your dad we need to continue social distancing measures until our country is safe! Do YOUR part to stop the spread!!”