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Ivanka's Video Dancing With Sons Sparks Controversy (Video)

A video (below) of Ivanka Trump dancing with her two children has gone viral.

In an apparent attempt to show that she is a typical working mother, the daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump is seen walking into her kitchen, where she takes time to dance with her kids after arriving home from work.

According to the New Zealand Herald, she captioned the video: "Little moments matter, especially for working moms!! #TBT to an after-work dance party with my boys."

The video, which was posted to Instagram, could be interpreted as a promotional gimmick for her forthcoming book, "Women Who Work," speculates

At least some viewers found it offensive. On Twitter, one person wrote: "You are not the real working class woman! It's a bloody joke! To top it all off, you're dancing. Stop."

Another tweet was even more critical: "You are truly making a mockery of real women that work (such as my wife!), its shameful and quite crass of you to think that women should waste their time on your read. Please stick to exploiting sweatshop workers and refrain from even attempting to see yourself as a role model!"

Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner -- who is also one of the president's top advisers -- claim to own at least $240 million in assets and are the beneficiaries of a business empire worth $741 million, reports The Guardian.

Therefore she can afford to donate her book's profits to charity, as she explains in an Instagram promotion for it: "I’m honored to support [Natl Urban League] and [Boys & Girls Clubs of America] with proceeds from my upcoming #WomenWhoWorkBook. These donations will establish a new women’s initiative through the National Urban League's Entrepreneurship Center Program and encourage more girls' participation in STEM through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America."

In the book, Ivanka tells how Anna Wintour, editor at Vogue, offered her a job at the magazine while still in college. "She heard that I was graduating soon. She knew I liked fashion. She wanted to offer me a job at Vogue."

However, she turned down the offer and instead took an executive position that her father gave her in his real estate business. "I just wasn't willing to delay my dream of becoming a builder," she writes.

She also describes what it's like to be a working mother. As an example, she points to the hardship she faced while her father was running for president:

“During extremely high-capacity times, like during the campaign, I went into survival mode: I worked and I was with my family; I didn’t do much else. Honestly, I wasn’t treating myself to a massage or making much time for self-care. I wish I could have awoken early to meditate for twenty minutes.”

Sources: New Zealand Herald,, The Guardian, YouTube / Photo credit: The White House via Wikimedia Commons

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