During a campaign event Monday in Las Vegas, Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser claimed that the president had taken “unprecedented” action at the start of the public health crisis “when most people, except through the lens of revisionist history” were “not taking it seriously, on the Hill or elsewhere.”
Ivanka Trump defends her father’s handling of the virus: “Except through the lens of revisionist history, most people were not taking [COVID] very seriously, on the Hill or elsewhere.” pic.twitter.com/oxnFEazJzS
— The Recount (@therecount) October 12, 2020
Twitter users begged to differ.
Some critics reminded Ivanka Trump of how her father had privately acknowledged the “deadly” threat posed by COVID-19 during taped interviews with journalist Bob Woodward in early February while repeatedly downplaying the virus in public.
Other detractors highlighted how seriously the coronavirus had been taken in its early stages by other countries around the world and by former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s rival in the 2020 election.
The president was hospitalized on Oct. 3 for three days after contracting the coronavirus. White House physician Sean Conley on Monday said Trump was no longer infectious to others, allowing him to host a rally in Florida.
Hi @ivanka, have you listened to Bob Woodward’s tapes or were you too busy posing for vapid photoshoots?
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) October 12, 2020
How is she able to speak with a straight face knowing her father lied and continued to lie since he was briefed on how deadly this virus is?
— Femmetasia (@Verdanne) October 12, 2020
That’s a load of crap Ivanka. I’ve been taking it seriously since Feb when I came down with it
— Roger Henley (@idotennis4fun) October 12, 2020
“An outbreak of a new virus in China has raised fears of a global pandemic, forcing Japan to confront the possibility of deadly contagion and disruption as it prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.” –Reuters, 1/23/20 https://t.co/dDpHkBCw4c
— Eric Adelson (@eric_adelson) October 12, 2020
Classic gaslighting from the designated heiress.
— David Milley 🏳️🌈 (@davemilley) October 12, 2020
She’s lying. Trump knew about COVID-19 in January. Throughout the world, leaders were taking decisive action to protect their citizens. Trump withheld information from, and lied to, the American people. The result: No country has been hit harder by the virus than we have.
— Jim Fusilli (@jimfusillibooks) October 12, 2020
Trump’s admin–including Ivanka’s husband–made the decision to politicize the pandemic & shelve a national testing plan in order to blame the deaths of blue state Americans on Dem governors. Her primary job in this admin is to whitewash her father’s bad acts but give me a break.
— MoreSkyPlease (@Moreskyplease) October 12, 2020
Easily proven lies. Her idiot father called it a hoax. Stopping travel was too late and all he did. They killed a national testing plan because Dem led states were the ones suffering. She is a pathetic liar like her father. https://t.co/DUYVOtQ9Pc
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) October 13, 2020
My family was taking it seriously by Valentines Day. The last time we ate in a restaurant or went shopping for anything but necessities was February 9th. That was our anniversary weekend. 😒
— Krys10iam🇺🇸 (@krys10iam) October 13, 2020
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