Ivanka Trump has been suspiciously quiet in the wake of the atrocities happening at the border and now she’s finally feeling the wrath of Twitter.
As you are probably well aware of by now, Trump has recently instituted a policy of separating immigrant families and holding the children in detention centers (ahem, cages). There are pictures surfacing of the extremely poor conditions in the centers, which includes images of the children’s’ sleeping arrangements, aka metallic blankets.
Ivanka hasn’t said a word about the situation, despite how much she supposedly cares about children. Wasn’t it Ivanka, after all, who convinced Papa Trump to launch missiles into Syria after seeing pictures of the children affected?
Luckily, Ivanka offered up the perfect opportunity for Twitter to skewer her on the topic. It just so happened that Ivanka once wore a silver metallic dress that looked eerily similar to the blankets at the detention centers.
So when one savvy Twitter user took notice, they quickly posted a side-by-side image of Ivanka in the dress and the children in detention with the caption, “Who wore it better: Children detained in McAllen, Texas or Ivanka Trump?”
Who wore it better: Children detained in McAllen, Texas or Ivanka Trump pic.twitter.com/atifVrteeY
— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) June 18, 2018
The tweet has since gone viral and has inspired my users to take the opportunity to condemn the new “zero tolerance” policy that separates children from their parents.
According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the policy is supposedly there to discourage families from crossing the border, even if they are seeking asylum.
There are currently no formal plans for how to reunite children with their parents. Many parents don’t even know where their children are being held, let alone how to reach them.
ICE Spokesperson Danielle Bennett told Buzzfeed News,
“Reunification typically does not occur until the removal stage of the process, but depending on the circumstances of the case, reunification could occur sooner.”
“The logistics of the reunification are made on a case-by-case basis.”
The ACLU has already sued ICE for separating hundreds of immigrant families.