Rep. Ilhan Omar(D-MN) faced backlash with a slew of negative response on Twitter after criticizing a pro-family tweet from Ivanka Trump amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The president’s daughter’s tweeted a picture Tuesday morning of her and two children having a “living room camp out,” telling families to make the best of their time together at home.
Staying home today w/ kids?
Plan living room camp out!
Throw a bedsheet over some taped together brooms. Plan a menu & ‘pack’ sandwiches, salads (S’mores optional????)
A fun activity that also brings family together for a meal!
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) March 17, 2020
“A fun activity that also brings family together for a meal!” Ivanka wrote.
She then invited her 8.1 million Twitter followers to share their own ideas using the hashtag #TogetherApart.
“It won’t mitigate the fear and pain,” Ivanka wrote in another tweet, “but it may foster some joy. Let’s come together as a community and share ideas on how to entertain our children (and each other) and create some positive memories in an otherwise frightening moment.”
The Minnesota Democrat reacted to the tweet, making a political point about Ivanka’s father, President Trump’s policies at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Thinking of all the families separated forcefully by your father’s policies today.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 17, 2020
“Thinking of all the families separated forcefully by your father’s policies today,” Ilhan wrote.
Omar continued by mocking Ivanka hashtag #TogetherApart to write, “Share your ideas on how you plan to unite them.”
Several Twitter users didn’t appreciate Ilhan comments especially at a time of crisis, with many commenting on her recent divorce and subsequent marriage to a man she allegedly was having an extramarital affair.
Despite the criticism from Omar, other users defended Ivanka and shared pictures and videos using the hashtag #TogetherApart of how they are spending time with their loved ones.