While touring a local education program, the White House adviser donned a lab jacket, goggles and a pair of gloves and conducted a science experiment. She measured the nicotine levels in the “vape juice” used in e-cigarettes, Business Insider reported.
Trump shared images from the visit on her social media accounts:
Talking #WorkforceDevelopment and Infrastructure in Iowa today! @realDonaldTrump’s #Infrastructure initiative includes a robust plan to expand skills-focused learning to prepare the next generation of American workers for 21st century job opportunities. pic.twitter.com/10md8d5tnz
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) March 19, 2018
In response, folks on Twitter blasted her, both for the meme-worthy photo op and for making the trip despite having no experience or expertise in infrastructure, science or education:
This is Ivanka's dumbest photo op yet. lookie me, doing science. https://t.co/CM75mqZ8bk
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) March 19, 2018
Ok, here’s my meme; I hope everyone looks at it, cause I’d love some opinions. There was so damned much material to choose from. pic.twitter.com/Ko2XSUWI4H
— never claimed i was funny (@veronicamariez2) March 20, 2018
Last summer she was blogging about champagne popsicles. This year she’s apparently finding the cure to cancer.
— AKhamis (@killawattannie) March 19, 2018
— Rogue NASA (@RogueNASA) March 20, 2018
— Aditi (@AditiGetsTweety) March 20, 2018
— IndivisibleBHM (@IndivisibleBHM) March 19, 2018
Hey @IvankaTrump it's great that you like to cosplay as a scientist on Instagram but some of us are an #ActualLivingScientist. Tell us about what you're doing in this picture. I'm making a battery. #ILookLikeAnEngineerpic.twitter.com/fW5CFxLYAF
— Holly aka Leia (@absolutspacegrl) March 20, 2018
Because, hey, she’s qualified to take on Secretary of State duties and meet with South Korea. So why can’t she also be an expert on infrastructure...It’s “Take Your Kids to Work Day” every day in the Trump White House.
— Do You Muumuu (@DoYouMuumuu) March 18, 2018
— Mary Viglione (@MaryViglione) March 20, 2018
Wtf does she know about this subject ? That whole family is one gigantic wind tunnel !
— JOE (@dunelycan) March 17, 2018
when the receipie calls for the tears of exactly four poor children pic.twitter.com/uPet5U43Z2
— Colin Diersing (@cdiersing) March 19, 2018
Ivanka: We want to take pictures of your jobs
Scientists: Great, we’ll make sure to look our best.
Ivanka: I actually meant pictures of me pretending to do your jobs. Sorry. https://t.co/WekmSrFKwf
— Awesome Sauce (@captidiotdad) March 19, 2018
Ivanka looks like a scientist in a low budget straight to DVD movie. pic.twitter.com/4Couc0nxoG
— Migs (@Miguel_M1GS) March 20, 2018
Aww! Look, Ivanka dresses up as a scientist and next week she will dress up as Secretary of State, with no background or knowledge of matter
— Alicia (@AliciaRockel) March 19, 2018
Me: What are you gonna dress up as for Halloween, Ivanka?
Ivanka: A scientist! pic.twitter.com/J4zlXUaOK0
— MauricioGómezMontoya (@MauroGM3) March 20, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.