Last night, as refugees were detained upon arrival to the U.S. and thousands of people flocked to major airports across the country to protest the Muslim ban, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were having a fancy date night for the 1%. She posted a photo on Twitter of the couple posing in formal outfits for what appears to be a black-tie affair, with no comment, NY Mag reports.
The image serves as a symbol of the massive gulf between the rich and the disenfranchised populations of the world, and the extreme levels of wealth now present in the White House, and why that's problematic. Even though the date for the event they attended was likely set a long time ago, it makes no sense why she would post a photo of the opulent evening, except for the fact that she is clearly incredibly tone-deaf.
It's stomach-churning to imagine the two of them enjoying cocktails, eating tiny, meticulously-made hors d'ouevres and making small talk with out soulless elites, while immigrants and refugees are being turned away at the borders, unable to reunite with their friends or visit sick family members. I wonder if it's hard to dance while knowing that your father has just signed an incredibly self-serving, Islamophobic executive order.
Ivanka's oblivious response to Saturday's unrest has her in good company with Uber, who also failed to properly acknowledge the protests. And naturally, people had a lot to say about her display of ignorance: