Ivanka Trump called a 'sheep' after posting pic wearing face mask: 'Ya'll listening to the left fearmongering'
Supporters of President Donald Trump decided to rip Ivanka Trump apart after she recently posted a photo wearing a face mask and also urged others to cover their noses and mouths, despite her father notoriously refusing to follow the particular CDC guideline amid the coronavirus pandemic. On July 1, the 38-year-old posted a photo on Instagram along with Republican Leader of the House Kevin McCarthy and Republican Rep. Bruce Westerman from Arkansas. In the snap, she was seen wearing a light blue face mask with water-like print on it while Westerman wore a suit and surgical mask, and Rep. McCarthy had a gray cloth mask on. "Wear a mask. Plant a tree," she captioned the picture, including both tree and face mask emojis at the end.
The first daughter's choice to defy the president's preference did not sit well with his voter base, many of whom have supported the POTUS as he defied face mask-wearing advice of health experts during the ongoing pandemic. As a result, many social media followers asked Ivanka to "take the mask off."
"Please do not wear a mask that’s not what we were created to do," wrote one, while another said, "I love POTUS but this mask bs needs to stop." There were also those ho called her "silly" and "stupid" for choosing to wear a mask and trolled her by posting sheep emojis in the comment section. Yet a third said, "Why are you reppin the mask? Take that off......."
"You do not need to wear a mask to plant a tree. Fresh air is much healthier for you than breathing in what is in that mask. Plant a tree while breathing fresh air enjoy mother nature. I am a supporter of you and your family but the mask issue has got to end," added one more.
Another user said: 'Wtf Ivanka? Why do you support something you KNOW has sinister intentions? Take off the mask. Youre not a disease carrying death bringer, and this is not a real pandemic. I know you know that. Very disappointing to watch you play along."
There were also those who accused her of playing into the fear of the virus spread by the Democrats by choosing to wear a mask. "I think you are a great role model... but please take off the mask.... quit furthering the lefts’ agenda!" complained one, while another said, "Why mask now? Surprising. Yall listening to the left fearmongering,' said yet another commenter.
Although Trump has publicly denounced the importance of wearing masks, he appeared to change his tune somewhat in an interview with Fox Business on Wednesday, July 1, as he said he supports mask-wearing and insisted that "people have seen me wearing one."
"I’m all for masks. I think masks are good,' he said. 'If I were in a tight situation with people, I would absolutely. I had a mask on. I sort of liked the way I looked. OK. I thought it was OK. It was a dark black mask, and I thought it looked OK. It looked like the Lone Ranger. I have no problem with that, and if people feel good about it, they should do it," he said.
However, he still maintained that making mask-wearing mandatory was not essential. "Well, I don't know if you need mandatory because you have many places in the country where people stay very long-distanced, you talk about social distancing," he said. "If I'm in a group of people where we're not 10 feet away. But usually I'm not in that position and everyone's tested because I'm the president, they get tested before they see me."