Ivanka Trump Accused Of Using Kids As Political Prop

| by Sean Kelly

Ivanka Trump recently sparked accusations that she used her children as political props on social media.

Trump has been known to be very open when sharing photos of her children online - especially when it comes to how the photos relate to their grandfather’s presidency. Some photos of Trump’s children -- Arabella, Joseph and Theodore -- even show them doing things like singing to the Chinese president and promoting her fashion brand.

Many social media users criticized Trump after her latest Instagram post showed daughter Arabella posing in front of a cabinet at the White House.

“Will your child be one of the approximately 10 million Repeblicans (sic) who will be the worst affected by the repeal of Obamacare? You father is an abomination to the nation. Your family is UnAmerica as in -- you couldn’t give a (expletive) about kids who aren’t a member of the ‘1 percent’ and I hate the way people give you a pass cause they can’t tell that you are fake,” one user commented, Mercury News reported.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has continued to garner criticism for his own use of social media -- in particular, lashing out at the mainstream media on Twitter.

"The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media -- but remember, I won the 2016 election with interviews, speeches and social media. I had to beat #FakeNews, and did. We will continue to WIN!” Trump tweeted.

Trump recently sparked outrage with a particular series of tweets aimed at MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, calling  Brzezinski "dumb as a rock."

The Commander-in-Chief then stirred more controversy by tweeting an edited clip of his 2007 Wrestlemania match against real-life friend Vince McMahon, with a CNN logo superimposed over his opponent's face. The network recently accepted resignations for three employees who were involved in a retracted story regarding Trump and Russia, TIME reported.

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard warned that Trump’s mental health would be questioned if he continued tweeting in such a manner.

“I know that some people in the U.S., some commentators are not proffering that analysis by way of insult, they’re actually saying it because they are genuinely concerned,” Gillard said, Telegraph reported.

“From the outside I think it is very difficult to judge someone else’s mental health … so I think there’s some need for caution here. But I do think if President Trump continues with some of the tweeting etcetera that we’ve seen, that this will be in the dialogue.”

Sources: Mercury News, TIME, Telegraph / Photo credit: Marc Nozell/Flickr, Gage Skidmore/Flickr (2), Screenshot via Twitter

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