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Ivanka Trump tweeted her support for LGBT pride month and people did not buy it

June 2, 2017
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AYR, SCOTLAND - JULY 30: US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump visits his Scottish golf course Turnberry with his children Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump on July 30, 2015 in Ayr, Scotland. Donald Trump answered questions from the media at a press conference.

President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump has come out in support of pride month.

The first daughter posted a statement to Twitter, despite the White House not acknowledging the month.

It’s fair to say the internet did not react well to the post.

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She wrote online: “Logging back on after Shavuot, wishing everyone a joyful #Pride2017.

“This month we celebrate and honor the #LGBTQ community.”

She added: “I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.”

The Tweets came after President Trump ditched White House LGBT Pride Month celebrations.

Users were quick to mock Ivanka’s post.

Trump’s Vice President, Mike Pence, hold anti-LGBT views and has previously supported so-called gay cure therapy.

Meanwhile her father, President Trump, has rolled back protections for trans people using the bathroom.

From 2009 until 2016, President Obama had issued annual Proclamations recognising the month of June as LGBT Pride Month and hosted LGBT festivities inside the White House.

Yesterday, the Trump White House released a string of Proclamations marking June as “National Homeownership Month”, “National Ocean Month”, “African-American Music Appreciation Month” and “Great Outdoors Month” – but no such Proclamation was released for LGBT Pride Month.

Related topics: Donald Trump, Gay, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, LGBT, lgbtq, Pride, Pride month, US, Washington

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