Ivanka’s Tweet

On Monday, Ivanka Trump posted a tweet in response to the waves of bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers around the country. It read: “America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. We must protect our houses of worship and religious centers. #JCC.” Ms. Trump converted to Orthodox Judaism before she married her husband, Jared Kushner, in 2009. As of Monday, 11 bomb scares had been reported all over the country, but especially in the South and Midwest. Trump’s tweet garnered some criticism as followers commented that she was being hypocritical, given her father’s hostility toward Muslims. Some also found her tweet confusing given the President’s perceived slowness to speak out against the same attacks himself and his earlier refusals to disavow the support of anti-Semitic, white supremacist groups. Later on Monday, the White House deputy press secretary issued a statement condemning “hatred and hate-motivated violence.”