Ivanka Trump has never been known for saying the right thing. And a recent tweet about staying home with kids during the coronavirus outbreak is no exception to the rule.

The president’s daughter and, for some reason, advisor shared her thoughts on coming up with a creative way to entertain kids while everyone stays at home and practices social distancing.

“Staying home today w/ kids? Plan living room camp out!” she wrote. “Throw a bedsheet over some taped together brooms. Plan a menu & ‘pack’ sandwiches, salads (S’mores optional). A fun activity that also brings family together for a meal!”

Posting frivolous tweets that essentially amount to turning a crisis into a family-friendly staycation just aren’t going to go over well when you’re part of both the administration and the family that’s currently being blamed for botching the coronavirus response in America. With both hospital supplies and tests running short, it’s not unreasonable to think Ivanka should perhaps be doing something with her time other than building tents in the living room.

Chrissy Teigen, for one, was ready to tell her as much.

“After we quote pack unquote sandwiches can we please get Covid tests,” she responded.

She also pointed a somewhat bizarre part of Ivanka’s tweet, potentially highlighting what Trump’s daughter thinks of the average American.

Of course, Teigen wasn’t the only one ready to rip into Ivanka over her tweet.

Schools are closing, workplaces are closing, financial instability is on the rise, and many who still have a job don’t know what to do about childcare.



And of course, there’s also that ever-present bit about how America is still holding kids in cages.


We’re in the middle of a literal worldwide crisis, Ivanka. The world is watching. Maybe try something other than building sheet tents in the living room for your next trick. As Chrissy Teigen suggested— helping us get access to COVID-19 tests, perhaps?? Just a thought!

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*First Published: March 20, 2020, 6:46 am