Ivanka Trump goes makeup-free as she broadcasts video message of hope and resilience during lockdown
Donald Trump's eldest daughter took to social media over the weekend to share a message of hope with her followers amid the coronavirus crisis in the country
President Donald Trump's eldest daughter and senior White House official, Ivanka Trump, took to social media over the weekend to share a message of hope with her followers amid the coronavirus crisis in the country.
Ivanka, in the message, stated that the country will emerge from the crisis stronger than ever, adding that "in these toughest of times America shows her spirit and strength."
She also referred to the decision of the coronavirus task force and the president to extend guidance on social distancing till April 30, saying that it will post enormous challenges for people individually and collectively.
"For those lucky enough to be able to stay at home please, please do. Everyone of us plays a roll in slowing the spread. Social distancing saves lives," the businesswoman said. "In these toughest of times America always shows her strength and resilience, and that will happen again."
Ivanka also encouraged people to be kinder and compassionate towards others and express their gratitude "loudly and often to those on the front line" healthcare workers, truckers and grocers.
"So we need you, we thank you and we salute you, and everyone else out there stay safe, stay healthy and stay as positive as you possibly can and we will come through this together," she said.
Ivanka, over the past few weeks, has been drawing criticism for her social media posts linked to coronavirus. The White House advisor's recent attempt to educate people about washing their hands backfired after people pointed out that she had given her children $39 Aesop soap to wash their hands with while over 3 million of the American population had lost their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ivanka took to Instagram on March 26, where she shared a video of her Arabella, 8, Joseph, 6, and Theodore, 3, diligently scrubbing their hands.
The president's daughter had also drawn flak on March 12 after she called for families to make the best of their time at home together during self-isolation, suggesting that they organize a "living room camp out" along with some food. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was among many who slammed her with the Democrat writing: "Thinking of all the families separated forcefully by your father’s policies today."
President Trump, on Sunday, March 29, said that his administration is extending the coronavirus self-isolation guidelines, which were originally imposed for 15 days. Now the extension will last till April 30. The decision to extend the isolation guidelines came just days after Trump said he was hoping the crisis blows over by Easter, April 12. However, he admitted on Sunday that the deadline was an "aspiration."
Trump, on Sunday, also said that he would consider it a "win" for him if he can manage to keep the coronavirus death toll in the country between 100,000 and 200,000. Estimates have put the death toll resulting from the deadly coronavirus at nearly 2 million in America. The president also cited projection models during his press conference, saying that potentially 2.2 million people or more could have died had social distancing measures not undertaken. He also added that the country would do well if it "can hold" the death toll "down to 100,000."