Maybe Ivanka Trump doesn't understand social distancing or perhaps she's never been to a protest.
But a recent suggestion she made on Twitter has many people scratching their heads.
Trump supporters all over the country have put themselves and others in danger by gathering in large groups to protest social distancing protocols enacted by their state governments.
While Ivanka Trump and her father, the President, support these protests (while simultaneously recommending to states that social distancing policies remain in place) she also has an important reminder for protestors: don't forget to practice proper social distancing!
Peaceful protest & freedom of assembly are beautiful American traditions that should always be protected. If you c… https://t.co/bC3Fsglijm— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump)1587565804.0
Social distancing is literally the thing these protestors are trying to avoid.
@IvankaTrump They are protesting social distancing. Why would you expect them to practice it? https://t.co/D6WemnAvcZ— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1587567288.0
@IvankaTrump Please explain that they should stay one confederate flag apart. Math is obviously more difficult for them.— Victoria Woodhull (@Victoria Woodhull)1587566096.0
@IvankaTrump Gurlll...I know science & math are hard for the Trumps, but protesting during a deadly pandemic is NOT… https://t.co/hB4CRxCag1— Րυɱ૦Ր Һคς ɿ੮ 🔰🔳 (@Րυɱ૦Ր Һคς ɿ੮ 🔰🔳)1587567556.0
If Ivanka really wanted people to be safe and maintain safe social distance, she'd be asking them not to protest.
@IvankaTrump Let the protestors come to your place instead of in front of hospitals. Just open up that bubble you live in.— Matthew Gellert (@Matthew Gellert)1587567143.0
@IvankaTrump Whatever you do, don't kneel at a football game though.— Paul 👻 (@Paul 👻)1587567067.0
@IvankaTrump Do you mean like this? Why do you want so many American deaths? https://t.co/4QTVYFpm1k— Ro ♠️♦️♣️♥️ (@Ro ♠️♦️♣️♥️)1587566226.0
You can often tell what people are like by the company they keep.
@IvankaTrump Just beautiful, when they're armed to the teeth and carrying signs that say "Sacrifice the Weak." Ve… https://t.co/GPgJP1LJuR— Leslie on a Pike 🐟 (@Leslie on a Pike 🐟)1587569103.0
@IvankaTrump I’m no expert but you can’t assemble and social distance at the same time.— 🅝🅐🅣🅗🅐🅝 🅐🅣🅧 (@🅝🅐🅣🅗🅐🅝 🅐🅣🅧)1587565985.0
It wasn't so long ago that the President was telling the country this entire pandemic was a "hoax."
@IvankaTrump But you told them it was a HOAX!!! How are you now recommending they protect themselves and others? D… https://t.co/mwrPCT6un4— K. Sennholz MD (@K. Sennholz MD)1587570219.0
@IvankaTrump Not with a tyrant at the helm. https://t.co/dB8gVD6rRL— Impeached Trump's Virus (@Impeached Trump's Virus)1587569097.0
Ivanka may support peaceful protest, but these ones are endangering human lives.
@IvankaTrump Large public gatherings during a pandemic are not "peaceful" anything, because they directly threaten public health.— Mitchell Gore (@Mitchell Gore)1587567936.0
@IvankaTrump Alexa what would Marie Antoinette say today if she was alive?— Nelson Jacobsen (@Nelson Jacobsen)1587569404.0
Besides, safety doesn't seem particularly high on the priority list of these men wielding semi-automatic rifles.
@IvankaTrump Maybe you should tell them not to bring their assault weapons.— lanamy01 (@lanamy01)1587569068.0
@IvankaTrump Yes, it's very peaceful. https://t.co/wkiTs8TaSL— Bonnie🇺🇸 No testing, no reopening (@Bonnie🇺🇸 No testing, no reopening)1587567870.0
Ivanka's statement left nothing but confusion its wake.
@IvankaTrump You really have not helped, at all.— Steward Beckham (@Steward Beckham)1587570062.0
At least she's right about one thing: we should all be doing our part to keep each other safe by practicing social distancing.
And that, of course, means avoiding large crowds.