Please be safe & responsible this holiday weekend. As we celebrate this 4th of July, follow state & local guidelines to keep you & your loved ones safe. Practice proper hygiene, social distancing & wear a mask when in close proximity to others.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 4, 2020
The guidance tweeted by President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser late Friday ― on wearing masks and social distancing ― was sound enough.
But it was not well received on Twitter, where critics noted her father’s attendance at an Independence Day celebration at South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where there was little social distancing or wearing of masks by people in the crowd.
“Gas lighting alert,” tweeted Walter Shaub, the former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in response:
Other detractors were similarly angered:
DO YOU SPEAK TO YOUR FATHER— rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) July 4, 2020
The president's daughter sent this tweet as her father holds an event with no social distancing and optional masks. https://t.co/OvrXeqkozw— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 4, 2020
Tell your dad. https://t.co/9SVTq0XAXz— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@WajahatAli) July 4, 2020
We can see your father and siblings not practicing any of this on...