Ivanka's Instagram Post About Passover Sparks Debate


Ivanka Trump's latest social media post celebrating Passover is sparking controversy.

The first daughter took to Instagram on April 10 to post a photo of her and her husband Jared Kushner with their three children, the Daily Mail reported.

"During #Passover, we are called upon to reflect on the significance of the exodus from Egypt and to celebrate the great freedoms we enjoy today! #ChagPesach," Ivanka wrote as the caption.

But while some social media users marveled at the photo of Ivanka with her family, others couldn't help but point out the irony of celebrating Passover given her father's policies on refugees.

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  • "I'm guessing you can't see the irony in this statement," wrote one Instagram user.
  • "Hope you are reflecting how you father's refugee policy affects the exodus of innocent people driven by their home," wrote another commenter. "Their only hope being that killing other innocents will create a situation that will allow them to return home."
  • "Don't you think that those people in Syria are in the same situation now?" asked another. "Can they be the exodus?"
  • "Hmmmm no more exiting now though right???" wrote another user. "The new president sure won't allow that."
  • "'Celebrate the freedoms we enjoy today.'" Today - until we become targets of travel bans or lack access to reproductive services or our leaders encourage facts to become subjective," wrote another commenter. "I truly hope you remain inspired by and seek guidance from story of the Jewish people throughout your time in the White House."

Other commenters were far more critical of President Donald Trump than Ivanka and her family.

"You mean the story where the poor stood up against the rich and tyrannical," wrote one user. "There's a moral in there somewhere."

"Looking forward to the Great Exodus from the White House in the not too distant future!" quipped another.

The photo, which was liked more than 152,000 times in less than 24 hours, did receive some positive comments.

"Omg! You have a family photo with all three kids looking foreword and smiling at the same time!" wrote one user. "You must be magical."

"This is beautiful. Keep trusting in your faith and moving toward what is good in this world. The rest falls into place," wrote another. "Thank you to the whole Trump family! And your family is gorgeous."

"Why does anyone feel justified commenting such cruelty toward a family observing Passover?" asked another commenter.

Sources: Daily Mail, Ivanka Trump/Instagram / Photo credit: Michael Vadon/Flickr, Twitter via Daily Mail

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