Did Ivanka Trump fake getting vaccinated? QAnon theorists claim she photoshopped inoculation photos
Ivanka Trump broke her three-month hiatus from Twitter on Wednesday, April 14, to post two pictures where she was seen getting vaccinated
Unlike her father, who got secretly vaccinated before leaving the White House, Ivanka Trump encouraged everyone to get inoculated against the deadly coronavirus by posting photos of taking the vaccine herself. This infuriated a number of QAnon followers, many of whom are known anti-vaxxers, and they branded the pictures fake, even accusing the former first daughter of photoshopping herself into the snaps.
Ivanka Trump broke her three-month hiatus from Twitter on Wednesday, April 14, to post two pictures where she was seen getting vaccinated. "Today, I got the shot!!! I hope that you do too," she captioned the picture, with a blue heart emoji. "Thank you Nurse Torres!!!" In the first photo, the health official attending to Ivanka is captured administering a vaccine as she kept Ivanka's left shoulder taut. In the second photo, Ivanka was seen giggling as Nurse Torres was about to apply a bandaid on her puncture wound.
Today, I got the shot!!! I hope that you do too!— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 14, 2021
Thank you Nurse Torres!!! 💙 pic.twitter.com/gPL1Mecv1G
Since none of the photos clearly showed Ivanka getting the vaccine jab, the QAnon network, which is already quite apprehensive about the effectiveness of vaccines in general in treating Covid-19, was stuck in a state of denial, suggesting none of it was real. Most of them claimed that Ivanka didn’t actually receive the shot at all and instead, staged the snap with a nurse and didn’t actually insert the syringe into her left arm.
“Cleverly hidden from the camera…” read a tweet by Gillian McKeith, noting the nurse’s elbow obstructs the actual insertion of the shot. Another user was quick to disprove this, however, by blowing up the image and zooming in on her arm to point out the fact that the syringe could actually be seen, with the caption, "It’s ok to be dumb sometimes."
Twitter wasn't the only platform where Ivanka was criticized. A QAnon figure who goes by the handle, GhostEzra, posted on Telegram, saying, "Ivanka posted she got the 'shot', not the Covid-19 vaccine. Did she actually get the shot? If she did, was it a B-12 shot. A flu shot? Hcq [Hydroxychloroquine]? Was she involved with [her husband Jared] Kushner? Is that really even her? Many different things can be said of this picture. The one thing for sure is this picture isn't swaying anyone to get the Covid-19 vaccine." Jordan Sather, who is also a well-known QAnon conspiracist, also chimed in, saying, "This disappoints me enormously."
However, not everyone was out to accuse the former president's eldest daughter. Many of the people on Twitter also stood up in support of Ivanka getting vaccinated. "I got mine! Thanks for sharing," one of them said, while another wrote, "Finally something you and I agree on!!!!" One of them quipped, "I have been a critic in the past, but I genuinely applaud and thank you for this effort." The next commented, "Yes! Thank you for setting an example to many!" A commenter tweeted, "As much I hate to admit, I'm glad she's encouraging everyone on her platform to get themselves vaccinated."
I got mine! Thanks for sharing ❤️— Linda Shikitino (@Blissoutyoga) April 16, 2021
Finally something you and I agree on!!!!— Constar (@CGee17) April 15, 2021
I have been a critic in the past, but I genuinely applaud and thank you for this effort.— John McCrea (@johnmccrea) April 16, 2021
Yes! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🥰 Thank you for setting an example to many!— Melody Taylor (@melowinney) April 15, 2021
As much I hate to admit, I'm glad she's encouraging everyone on her platform to get themselves vaccinated.— Juan M. Hernandez (@J_MhernanVA) April 15, 2021
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