Ivanka Trump appeared with her father Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday for a small business event, where the president once again credited her with creating millions of jobs.
The First Daughter, who skipped town in mid-April to travel to her father's New Jersey golf course on the first day of Passover, appeared with him East Room for an event touting loans to small businesses.
The government has been trying to shovel out billions to keep people employed, although the program has seen blowback after publicly traded companies also got loans worth millions.
Trump once again lauded his daughter's work on a job training program, once again implying she put millions of Americans back to work, with a figure that would have her responsible for a large chunk of all U.S. job gains before the coronavirus outbreak.
'That's what she wants to do. She wants to help people,' said Trump. 'From the beginning of my administration, Ivanka has used her experience as an entrepreneur to fight for the American worker. She has created many jobs. That's what she did when she first came in,' he said.
'She just wanted people to jobs and job training. Went to the biggest companies anywhere in the world that are located in our country. And they would take hundreds of thousands of people and train them. And think you got up to almost 15 million people. She started off with a goal of 500,000. She wanted to get 500,000 and she is now on almost 15 million people,' Trump said, before inviting her to the podium.
Ivanka Trump paid tribute to her mother Ivana with several throwback images shared in a heartfelt Instagram post.
'Happy Mother's Day to all the Superwomen out there, especially those who may not be able to receive a warm embrace from their children today,' Ivanka, who has three children of her own with her husband Jared Kushner, wrote in the caption.
'Thank you for giving us life and love! Mom, showering you with gratitude and virtual kisses, today and always! xoxo,' the 38-year-old first daughter wrote.
Ivanka shared her post around the same time, First Lady Melania Trump, addressed mothers across the country with her Mother's Day message.
The 50-year-old shared a video to Instagram on Sunday morning at the White House, where she celebrated the holiday with her husband President Donald Trump and their 14-year-old son Barron.
'On this Mother's Day I want to take a moment to honor and thank all of the caring, selfless and devoted moms of America,' she said with a smile.
First daughter Ivanka Trump drew harsh criticism in India Saturday morning after tweeting support for an impoverished girl who cycled her wounded father some 1,200 kilometers, or roughly 750 miles, amid the COVID-19 lockdown transport shutdown. Jyoti Kumari carried her her wounded father—who lost his rickshaw job after suffering an injury—on the back of her bicycle for seven days to their family village because he was running out of food and money where he was working in northern India.
The pair slept rough and survived on handouts during their journey. Trump tweeted her support of the girl late Friday after the Indian cycling federation said it would contact the girl, writing, “This beautiful feat of endurance & love has captured the imagination of the Indian people and the cycling federation!”
But human rights advocates, including former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, said the president’s daughter missed the point. “Her poverty & desperation are being glorified as if Jyoti cycled 1,200 KM for the thrill of it,” he wrote on Twitter. “Government failed her, that’s hardly something to trumpet as an achievement.”India’s harsh lockdown has stranded several impoverished workers like Kumari in cities with no work and no transportation to return to their villages. “This is not a feat of excellence,” opposition member of parliament Kanti Chidambaram tweeted. “It’s a feat fuelled by desperation caused due to the callous attitude of the government.”
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that she’d brought it over to the church in a large, white $1,540 Max Mara handbag. It was impossible to miss in photos of the group at the church, where Trump lofted up the bible and did little else.
Understandably, the Italian luxury brand hasn’t sent out any press releases to tout the event. Fashion houses often do that when one of their items makes a prominent public appearance, though they’ve largely slowed such updates during the protests and the coronavirus pandemic. A representative for the label didn’t return a request for comment.
Max Mara had more luck in the arena of political fashion at the end of 2018, when Nancy Pelosi wore its fire red coat from 2011 to a televised Oval Office meeting with Trump where they, along with Mike Pence and Chuck Schumer, clashed over the causes of a soon-to-come government shutdown. Praise showered down from fashion media, and Max Mara embraced Pelosi’s allegiance: