But the linked video showcasing her involvement in setting up the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) didn’t spark the kind of reaction that President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser was likely hoping for.
Many Twitter users responded to the tweet by calling out her father’s previous degrading treatment of women.
They also dubbed the first daughter’s post as “ironic,” and referenced reports that women in Indonesia who make garments for her luxury clothing line are so poorly paid they can’t afford to live with their own children.
Here’s a sampling of the responses:
Ivanka, talk about what your father is doing to women. That would be the first step to breaking down barriers.— Kyle Stevens (@thekylestevens) October 16, 2017
The unbearable ignorance and selfishness of this Trump family is making us all sick to our stomachs!! Get out there & start doing something— Lassy (@NikonLass) October 16, 2017
trumps talking about empowering women pic.twitter.com/46KdAihwje— Cam Lopez (@camgallegos) October 17, 2017
Ivanka Trump, a show pony to make it seem like the WH isn't waging a war on women, & to babysit Daddy when Melania isn't available.— Forever Logical (@ForeverLogical) October 16, 2017
do you understand the meaning of the word, "irony" ??????— Suzeiki (@Suzeiki) October 16, 2017
Gee Ivanka, is there nothing you can't do (that's me being sarcastic, honey)— Melissa Westbrook (@WestbrookMel) October 17, 2017
Liar— Dean Dressler (@kfhbgf) October 17, 2017
Are you for real are you serious? With everything horrible happening in this country this is what you talk about? Beyond selfishness!— Lassy (@NikonLass) October 16, 2017
Go empower and help the people of Puerto Rico who are drinking hazardous water to survive.. all this empowering doesn't matter until u do!!— KW1979 (@mswilder35) October 17, 2017
— howtodiyhomemade (@howtodiyyoutube) October 17, 2017
Can't you do something to stop the madman who is your father from destroying our country!!!— GWYNEDD HIGHT-ROSSHI (@gwynlh) October 16, 2017
Succeed, but don’t expect equal pay or treatment.— Neal Langendorf (@NealLangendorf) October 16, 2017
Except for those who work for your personal business, right Ivanka?— Tam Huntley (@TammyHuntley69) October 17, 2017
...but only if they are already rich and aren't too busy working in my sweatshop shoe factory for slave wages.— Stephanie (@stephMaCo) October 16, 2017
Helping finish the tweet ;)
Ivanka, how can you work to empower women when you have not come to the terms you have been disempowered by men your whole life.. your Dad— Sherrie Kaw (@89wunderlust) October 16, 2017
Lofty goals, yet empty promises because of contradictory policies.— Karen Wright (@4BlyndJustyse) October 16, 2017
YOUR WORDS MEAN NOTHING.— Ernie Somers (@_beingErnest) October 17, 2017
What. A. Joke.— Kenton Cole (@kentoncole) October 16, 2017
You mean like by taking away their healthcare and reproductive rights? If so, then great job empowering women, lady-savior Vanky!— Alyssa B (@alyssab623) October 16, 2017
Then stop making it so difficult to get BIRTH CONTROL!— Patty Donnelly Adams (@PDonnellyAdams) October 16, 2017
Barriers such as the lack of access to birth control or other family planning methods? Don't pretend you care.— Merrill Foster (@counselorfoster) October 16, 2017
The only woman you're interested in empowering is yourself.#Complicit— Ninja Mama (@NinjaMama617) October 16, 2017
How about protection from harassment and sexual predators— Susan Gorham (@SusanGorham823) October 16, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.