Ivanka Trump ridiculed for posting photo of her father lined up on Mount Rushmore

The ‘first daughter’ tweeted an image that was met with both ridicule and praise

Harriet Alexander
Monday 07 December 2020 20:10
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Ivanka Trump has been noticeably absent from her father's relentless campaign to overturn the election, but on Monday she gave a sense of how she viewed him: posting a picture of him in front of Mount Rushmore.

"Amazing photo of @realDonaldTrump during his visit to Mount Rushmore on July 3, 2020," she wrote.

In the image, taken from a campaign rally to mark Independence Day, Mr Trump is smiling beatifically with his face alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Ms Trump was immediately mocked for the image.

“All the presidents in this picture were re-elected except one,” said one Twitter user.

“Which president’s head has the most rocks in it?” another asked sarcastically.

Another replied: “This is actually embarrassing, Ivanka.”

Others, however, appreciated her tweet, and were amused at how it had enraged critics of the president.

“The absolute TRIGGERING that is happening right now is glorious,” said one.

“Ivanka, if there ever was a president that deserved to be on Mount Rushmore it’s your father. He is the best president I’ve witnessed my life time,” said another.

Another person shared a 3D printed image of Mount Rushmore, with Mr Trump added.

The president has frequently mused about how he would be a fine addition to the monument, which was completed in 1941.

In August he tweeted that he thought it would be a "good idea," to have his face on there.

He responded to a New York Times report that the White House reached out to Kristi Noem, governor of South Dakota, to inquire about what would be involved in making the addition.

"This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN," the president tweeted.  

"Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!"

Adding another face to the monument is not considered possible, given the structure of the rock.

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