Ivanka Trump posts message to 'ignore the trolls' after criticism over photo with son

Ivanka Trump posts message to 'ignore the trolls' after criticism over photo with son

Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpPavlich: Ivanka Trump’s quiet success Poll: Majority of Republicans agree media is 'enemy of the people' White House staff offered discounts at Trump's NJ golf club: report MORE on Tuesday posted a message about “ignoring the trolls” after facing major backlash from critics over an earlier post.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue US steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report MORE's elder daughter shared a quote from Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius about not allowing others to “distract” from one’s work.

“If thou workest at what is before thee, following right reason seriously, vigorously, calmly, without allowing anything to distract thee,” Trump wrote in a series of three tweets. “If thou holdest to this, expecting nothing, fearing nothing, but satisfied with thy present activity according to nature... thou wilt live happy. And there is no man who will be able to prevent this.”

“Focus on what is before you, on what you can control and ignore the trolls!” she added. “Have a great week!”

Trump posted the tweets after Twitter users criticized her for posting a photo of herself with her son on Sunday. Critics used the photo to criticize the Trump administration over its policy to prosecute more families crossing the border illegally, including separating parents from their children while cases are active. The policy dominated headlines over the weekend. 

Trump frequently posts photos of her children on social media.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBrennan fires back at Trump: 'I will not relent' NYT columnist: A tape of Trump saying N-word could make his supporters like him more GOP’s midterm strategy takes shape MORE earlier this month doubled down on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, sparking immediate criticism from Democrats and immigration advocates.

“If you cross the border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you. It’s that simple,” Sessions said. “If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you. And that child may be separated from you, as required by law.”

President Trump blamed the Democrats for the policy on Saturday, referring to it as a “horrible law” and accusing them of “protecting” gang members by not supporting his proposed border wall.