Ivanka Trump tweeted her support for LGBT pride month and people did not buy it
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.
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.”
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.
Tweet at your dad, please.
— Dan Wilbur (@DanWilbur) June 2, 2017
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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.