On Wednesday morning, #Donald Trump and members of his family traveled to the Vatican to meet with #Pope Francis. Following the meeting, #Ivanka Trump decided to tweet out her thoughts, but was met with criticism from social media users.
Ivanka on Pope Francis
Donald Trump‘s campaign for president took most people by surprise. Initially viewed as a joke and nothing more than a publicity stunt to gain ratings for his reality show, Trump was able to weather the storm of controversy and blow by 16 other Republican candidates on his way to the GOP nomination last summer. Four months later and the former host of “The Apprentice” pulled off the shocking upset win by defeating Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States.
One voice that was constantly in the president’s ear was his daughter Ivanka Trump. Known as a calming influence, Ivanka has been by her father’s side since day one of the campaign, and is now in an adviser role in the administration. In recent weeks, scandal and controversy has hovered over the White House, which led to Trump leaving behind many issues as he embarked on his first foreign trip as commander in chief. After stopping in Saudi Arabia and Israel, Trump made his way to Rome on Tuesday before meeting Pope Francis the following morning. Along side the billionaire real estate mogul was First Lady Melania Trump and Ivanka, who decided to comment on the meeting with the Pope during a May 24 Twitter post.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 24, 2017
Taking to her Twitter account on Wednesday was Ivanka Trump who seemed delighted that she was able to meet Pope Francis.
“It was an incredible honor to have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis today, who inspires hope around the world,” she tweeted. Along with her message, Ivanka attached a picture that has since gone viral showing the Pope not looking pleased with having to meet Donald Trump and his family.
Not long after Ivanka Trump tweeted about her experience meeting Pope Francis, social media users were quick to fire back. “The pope looks really happy to meet you,” Nathan Bernard wrote while posting an enhanced image of the Pope’s face, before adding, “there’s also no reason YOU should ever be meeting the pope.”
@IvankaTrump there’s also no reason YOU should ever be meeting the pope
— Nathan Bernard (@nathanTbernard) May 24, 2017
— Banning4Congress2020 (@stevenlouis209) May 24, 2017
@IvankaTrump it’s going to take more than a meeting with the pope to wash your sins away. The trump family is dishonest and evil
— KHanson (@truthbcuz) May 24, 2017
— Michael Tomlinson (@Michael93839737) May 24, 2017
“‘This is some bullsh*t.’ -Pope,” a satirical tweet read. “He looks miserable,” another Twitter user observed. “Yeah, he looked pretty happy about it in this photo,” writer Maria Langer mockingly tweeted.
Pope Francis looked so much happier when he was washing the feet of prisoners, the disabled, and AIDS patients than he did meeting Trump
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) May 24, 2017
@IvankaTrump He stands also for a warning about clima change and a help from the rich to the poor people. The absolute opposite to your father.
— Christian Kaiser🇪🇺 (@KaiserMedien) May 24, 2017
@IvankaTrump This was the BEST picture of the Pope you could find? Steam is coming out of his ears! 😂
— Puerto Rico en Serio (@PuertoRicoSerio) May 24, 2017
— Ryan Graney (@RyanEGraney) May 24, 2017
“It’s going to take more than a meeting with the pope to wash your sins away. The trump family is dishonest and evil,” another Twitter user wrote. “He stands also for a warning about climate change and a help from the rich to the poor people. The absolute opposite to your father,” an additional tweet went on to read. As the negative reactions kept coming, Pope Francis started to trend on Twitter and didn’t do the Trump family any favors in the process.