February 19, 2019
Twitter “political” commentators used their creativity in the social network to not miss the chance to point out how one of the latest dresses she wore for an official meeting resembles a prison uniform.
In these divisive times, people who disagree with figures of power often –too often- find comfort in aiming personal attacks to high profile personalities in their social media, and 37-year-old presidential advisor Ivanka Trump is one of their targets.
The country’s political climate has become so hostile than the US President’s daughter –just like his wife Melania– is used to face strong criticism over anything she does, says, or even wears.
This time, on February 15, Ivanka posted a picture of the private meeting she had with Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid in Germany, celebrating her exchange with the “dynamic leader,” but unsurprisingly Ivanka’s critics came after her.
“Great meeting with President Kaljulaid, the dynamic leader of Estonia. Under her leadership, Estonia is making tech education a national priority, and is renowned for its cutting-edge e-government systems. Fascinating discussion!”
-Ivanka Trump, Twitter, February 15, 2019.
When Ivanka picked a $4,300 Oscar de la Renta orange dress with details in black, probably the last thing that crossed her mind was that it was the same color of a prison uniform, but for those who dream of seeing her behind bars, it was obvious.
“Trying out orange I see. Not your color, but oh well, you'll get used to it in prison,” one Twitter user cleverly pointed out.
“Nice photo-op, Complicit Princess. Shouldn't you be doing some 'advising' instead of playing elected official & running around having photo-ops?
Interesting color choice for the dress, BTW, trying to get used to orange?” Lonna Hollingsworth tweeted.
Images of Ivanka with the phrase “lock her up” written on them were also posted in response to her tweet, and the phrase was also used as a hashtag repeatedly, as it is traditionally used by Trump supporters directed at Hillary Clinton.
Calls for Ivanka to be “locked up” date back to September, at least, when it surfaced that she had used her personal email account to send government emails, which is the same reason her father wanted Clinton prosecuted for.
But it is not all lost for Ivanka, who still counts with a lot of supporters that took to the comments to compliment her and encourage her to keep on doing what she does.
"In pictures shown, great honorable and pleasurable moment of both nation's top representatives, showing positive and perfect tuning in between. Congratulations and best wishes all," user Mukund Prasad wrote.
Ivanka has experienced several awkward moments associated with the words and acts of her controversial father, and the Munich Security Conference had one in storage for her.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke at the event, and she wasn’t going to shy away from criticizing President Trump and his cabinet, denying the former's claims that German cars are a threat to US national security.
"We're proud of our cars. "We're allowed to be. And these cars are built in the United States of America," Merkel said.
"If these cars, which are no less a threat than those built in Bavaria, are suddenly a national security threat to the US, then that's a shock to us," she added.
The moment was caught on camera and shared by the media, as the video cuts to Ivanka’s not-amused face right after Merkel’s words.