What’s wrong with this picture? (Hint: Many, many things.)
At this point, Ivanka Trump has to realize that her attempts to endear herself to the public while remaining complicit in the Trump presidency will continue to result in little more than mockery and vitriol.
Recently, Donald Trump’s eldest daughter found her way to Iowa for a discussion on maintaining an evolving workforce, but the public takeaway from her presentation focused on something else entirely, overshadowed by yet another Trump family member’s misguided desire for a photo op.
Talking #WorkforceDevelopment and Infrastructure in Iowa today! @realDonaldTrump’s #Infrastructure initiative inclu… https://t.co/hfguYQv5mY— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump)1521497906.0
Based on the response of Twitter users, few were able to overlook a very staged photo of Ivanka in junior scientist mode, carefully pouring a chemical compound … into her hand? On the floor? It’s difficult to tell exactly what she’s doing other than trying her best to cosplay a scientist.
Not only did the meme machine fire up quickly, but many also used the admittedly goofy photo to attack Ivanka for her participation in her father’s disastrous presidency.
@ClaraJeffery Ok, here’s my meme; I hope everyone looks at it, cause I’d love some opinions. There was so damned mu… https://t.co/3jEcdp1nm5— never claimed i was funny (@never claimed i was funny)1521523000.0
@ClaraJeffery Last summer she was blogging about champagne popsicles. This year she’s apparently finding the cure to cancer.— AK (@AK)1521498764.0
Even a renegade NASA account couldn’t help but get in on the fun.
. @IvankaTrump We see you are training for the Space Force. Tell us about your experiment. We want all the details. https://t.co/Ua2PJk7Ub4— Rogue NASA (@Rogue NASA)1521517413.0
Hey @IvankaTrump it's great that you like to cosplay as a scientist on Instagram but some of us are an… https://t.co/GZC2zmyewU— Holly 🚀 (@Holly 🚀)1521516671.0
Ivanka Trump pitches workforce development in Iowa and visits a science and Robotics lab. #sciencing… https://t.co/0bxYZR3qhS— Mary Viglione (@Mary Viglione)1521508445.0
Ivanka: We want to take pictures of your jobs Scientists: Great, we’ll make sure to look our best. Ivanka: I act… https://t.co/sbuRO6Yy2q— Uncreative Indianaian (@Uncreative Indianaian)1521502899.0
Going beyond the aesthetics of the photo, some more scientifically adept souls took to criticizing her dangerous lab practices.
I love baiting my scientist sister with things like, "Hey, look at this picture of Ivanka Trump pretending to be a… https://t.co/0bRHiU5idD— Bethany Bryan (@Bethany Bryan)1521558166.0
The barrage of criticisms has been as relentless as it has been diverse, but we’ll end with this one, which may be the winner.
when the receipie calls for the tears of exactly four poor children https://t.co/uPet5U43Z2— Colin Diersing (@Colin Diersing)1521498216.0