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Ivanka Trump’s MLK Jr. Day Tweet Just Backfired In Spectacular Fashion

Ivanka Trump is being dragged online after sharing a “tribute” to Martin Luther King, Jr on Twitter. This year’s holiday honoring the civil rights leader comes at a fraught moment for Donald Trump’s presidency. And by association, Ivanka Trump’s MLK Jr. Day tweet is facing a major backlash.

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the world’s great heroes,” wrote Ivanka Trump on Twitter, sharing a black-and-white photo of King. “Today we honor his profound life and legacy.”

It didn’t go well. Social media users were quick to remind the president’s daughter about her “racist” father, Donald Trump.

In response to her tweet, many users tore into the younger Trump over what they saw as her complicity in not taking a stronger stance against her father, his words, and his policy in regards to racism. “You deserve blame for every racist, misogynistic word he utters, Ivanka,” wrote user Justin Hendrix.

Several users shared quotes by King himself about not taking action in the face of injustice as they implied that the First Daughter was complicit in her father’s actions.

One user referenced a viral tweet about complicity by former Attorney General Sally Yates, who was fired by the president early in 2017 after refusing to defend his travel ban.

Another user opted for a gut-punch by commenting on Trump’s tweet with a video clip from the SNL sketch mocking her via an ad for a fake perfume called “Complicit.”

Other users took a more direct stance against the president’s latest comments about immigrants and their home countries.

Another user trolled Trump by sharing a February 2016 article from The Washington Post about their family history involving a Klu Klux Klan riot after Trump declined to reject David Duke’s support.

There were loads more call-out tweets where those came from. While the first daughter might have meant well in her tribute to King, the internet wasn’t about to let her off the hook.

Here’s Ivana’s tweet and some of the responses:

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