Since Donald Trump exited the White House for the final time on January 20, his eldest daughter Ivanka has remained silent on social media. Prior to taking the two and half month hiatus, Ivanka used her social media platform to campaign for her father and brag about her and her husband, Jared Kushner’s work as senior advisors.
In March of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic rocked our nation. Donald Trump failed to properly respond to the pandemic. At first, he claimed the novel coronavirus was a Democratic hoax. He later stated as Americans died, that the virus would simply disappear in April with the warmer weather.
While her father failed to properly respond to the pandemic, Ivanka used social media to push herself and her future political aspirations by sharing images of herself handing out food boxes.
Many people believed the social media posts were nothing more than photo ops and they questioned how seriously Ivanka actually felt the COVID-19 pandemic was. She held back making any real comments about the virus being a threat, but in December she tweeted that the strict regulations put in place in many states were not necessary.
“These blanket lockdowns are not grounded in science,” she tweeted. “These arbitrary rules imposed by callous politicians are destroying lives. It is just wrong for small business owners to have fight so hard to keep their American dream alive.”
Ivanka made her return to social media this week and her return post did not go as planned.
She marked her return with an announcement that she had received the COVID-19 vaccine. She shared the news on both her Twitter and Instagram. Her posts included an image of her getting the first round of the vaccination.
“Today, I got the shot!!! I hope that you do too!” Ivanka wrote on social media on April 14, 2021. “Thank you, Nurse Torres!!!”
Ivanka appears excited to share the news, however, the posts quickly blew up in her face as she failed to get the response that she was looking for.
Several Twitter users accused Ivanka of not taking COVID-19 seriously from the beginning.
“WHAT?! Your daddy said Covid is a hoax — why get a shot for a hoax Vanky?” Another Twitter user responded with “So great! Remember when your family called it a ‘hoax’ and intentionally let it spread so you could ‘blame blue states’ and now nearly a million Americans are dead? Good times.”
Back in September of 2020, Ivanka stated that she would be “more than happy” to get the vaccine. In an exchange with The View co-host Joy Behar, Behar challenged Ivanka to get the vaccine live on the air on The View
Ivanka responded on Twitter with “Deal @JoyVBehar,” Ivanka wrote. “I would come on your show to do so. I trust the FDA and so should all Americans. Vanquishing this virus should be our collective top priority.”
Ivanka has not said anything more about COVID, but with rumors circulating that she has her own political ambitions and may be eyeing a future presidential run, she may remain silent about the deadly virus.