Usually, when someone posts pictures of their vacation on social media, people are thrilled to see the delightful ambience and scenery. Some, would get a lot of ‘likes’ and favorable comments. Naturally, Ivanka Trump would have expected the same. Instead, outrage broke out on social media after she posted a photo on Instagram of her children enjoying a relaxing weekend in Palm Beach. The photo, which was posted on March 5, shows first daughter Ivanka Trump’s three children in matching outfits at Mar-a-Lago estate, the Daily Mail reported. “Sunday in Palm Beach!” she wrote.
While some social media users found the photos to be cute, others seemed more concerned with how much vacation time the president has been taking.
“Stop using our money for your disgusting vacations!” wrote one Instagram user.
“Paid for by the American people,” wrote another user. “Many of us can’t afford vacations. You’re welcome.”
“I don’t hate these children,” wrote another. “They are perfectly cute. But they are being used by their mother as photo props and a distraction. And that family is costing us the same amount on travel in a month as Obama cost in a year.”
“Do the math – flying the back and forth from DC to Florida every weekend is coming out of our pockets. It’s $3m a weekend.”
“Your father cuts the budget for EPA yet he’s spent 12M of tax payer money on vacation and travel expenses,” another user commented. “Not to mention security provided for his wife in NY.”
“The President going to Florida almost every weekend is costing the taxpayer’s a huge amount of money,” wrote another commenter. “Trump was horribly critical of President Obama’s occasional golf game or vacation.”
“He even said as President he would be too busy working from the White House to MAGA to have time for such things. Now that he has been elected it’s another story. Very disappointing!”
The first family was getting ready to fly back to Washington after President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka visited St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando. They were joined by Jared Kushner, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Marco Rubio.
The purpose of the visit was to promote the administration’s school choice agenda, and marked the first school visit of Trump’s presidency. Reportedly, he spent some time with fourth-grade students, joking with them and urging them to avoid a career in politics.