Ivanka Trump Is The White House’s Best Distraction Strategy

Wearing a cream suit and her ever-present stilettos, blonde hair perfectly coiffed, and sporting a TV-presenter smile, Ivanka Trump unveiled the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Monday — a controversial move that breaks with decades of U.S. policy.

While Ivanka & Co. were posing for photos, just 60 miles away Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least 52 Palestinian protestors and wounded over 2,400 at the border fence with Gaza, according to Palestinian officials. People ran for cover from tear gas and children and the elderly suffered serious injuries.

Ivanka Trump’s doublespeak is glaringly on display here, as it has been throughout her work with her father’s administration. Over and over again, she demonstrates impeccable timing by posting pretty photos while the White House fields PR nightmares, national scandals, and humanitarian crises.

Case in point: In January 2017, she posted a pic of herself with husband Jared Kushner, both dressed to the nines, while thousands protested the president’s executive order banning immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.

One can’t help but wonder if the White House is deploying her Instagrams strategically. Ahead, a visual history of Ivanka acting fancy while people are suffering.

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May 14, 2018

Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians and injured over 2,400 as protestors attempted to cross the border in Gaza.

Photo: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images.

Meanwhile, in Ivanka land…

Ivanka and Jared are all pomp and circumstance while protests rage outside the embassy and abroad.


April 22, 2018

Nashville police arrested 29-year-old Travis Reinking, who is suspected of killing four people and injuring two at a Waffle House in Tennessee. All of the victims were young people of color.

Photo: Jason Davis/Getty Images.

Meanwhile, in Ivanka land…

All dressed up for state dinner with Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron!

Ivanka has never publicly addressed the Waffle House shooting.


May 24, 2017

A report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that 23 million people would lose their health insurance by 2026 under the House healthcare bill.

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

Meanwhile, in Ivanka land…

Holy chic! All covered up to meet Pope Francis.


April 6, 2017

President Trump launched a missile strike in Syria after a chemical weapons attack in the country. It was the first time the U.S. had taken military action in Syria since the civil war began.

Photo: AMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images.

Meanwhile, in Ivanka land…

The Trumps meet President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan of China, and Ivanka and Jared’s kids Arabella and Joseph do a performance.


January 29, 2017

President Trump announces a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and thousands protest in airports across the U.S.

Photo: Genaro Molina/LA Times/Getty Images.

Meanwhile, in Ivanka land…

Ivanka and Jared get all dressed up to go out. Ooh, shiny.

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