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Ivanka Trump Just Tried To Call Out White Supremacy, And People Aren't Having Any Of It

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The United States is grieving 30 people killed in the wake of two mass shootings 13 hours apart in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.

The El Paso shooter—who killed 20 people in a shopping center minutes from the border—published a manifesto on White supremacist social media supporting network 8chan minutes before the shooting, railing against the "Hispanic invasion of Texas," expressing numerous other racist sentiments.


President Donald Trump's advisor and eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, soon took to Twitter to denounce White supremacy.


The problem?

Much of the racist rhetoric in the shooter's manifesto has been used repeatedly in the past by President Donald Trump and his supporters; phrases like "open borders" and "invasion."

People were flabbergasted that Ivanka didn't acknowledge the rampant racism from her father, which she continues to enable.







In a speech expressing condolences, Trump also condemned White supremacy and White nationalism before confusing the city of Dayton, Ohio with Toledo, 150 miles away.

The book A Black Man in the White House: Barack Obama and the Triggering of America's Racial-Aversion Crisis, available here, discusses long held and hidden racism giving rise to politicians like Trump.