A tweet portraying a picture of Ivanka on a Trump Tower billboard in the Philippines went viral on Monday, and liberals jumped at the chance to accuse her of cronyism.
The tweet was originally posted by a user named Peter Brack, and was retweeted by several prominent journalists.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) May 1, 2017
Check it out (via Daily Caller):
“Assistant to POTUS models in an ad for POTUS’s new Tower in Manila. President of Philippines just got WH invite,” Brack wrote on Twitter along with a photo of the billboard.
Brack was referring to the news that Trump had invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House. The invitation proved controversial, largely because of Duterte’s admission that he has murdered several people.
Trump’s critics saw the billboard as evidence that the Republican has his family’s business in mind when making decisions involving diplomatic matters. Ivanka Trump currently serves in an unpaid advisory role to her father. She has reportedly cut ties with the Trump Organization, her family’s real estate company.
The clincher? This billboard was removed from where it hangs in this photo several years ago.
A spokesperson of the Trump Organization responded to the tweet:
“This is an old photo,” said Amanda Miller, a Trump Organization spokeswoman. “The developer of Trump Tower in Manila has confirmed that this particular billboard was removed several years ago.”
But as always with liberal trolls on Twitter, who really cares about the facts?