A retired Lieutenant General ripped first daughter Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpTrump Tower debt added to watch list as vacancies rise House panel tees up Trump executive privilege fight in Jan. 6 probe Mary Trump doesn't see her cousins connecting with GOP MORE on Sunday for a tweet on children's fitness.
“We need to promote healthy lifestyles for America’s youth,” Ivanka Trump, a White House adviser, tweeted. “In a recent survey, 9.5 million U.S. children reported that they did NOT once participate in any of over 100 sports or activities listed.”
We need to promote healthy lifestyles for America’s youth. In a recent survey, 9.5 million U.S. children reported that they did NOT once participate in any of over 100 sports or activities listed. #YouthSports @AspenInstitute— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 8, 2018
Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling was quick to respond that there is an existing council to encourage healthy lifestyles that has stalled under her father’s administration.
“Ummm...there’s this thing called the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport, and Nutrition. Been around 60 years,” Hertling tweeted on Sunday. “Used to have 25 appointees...I was one of them. @MichelleObama helped & generated momentum in this area. No one is on the Council now. @FitnessGov. Check it out.”
Ummm...there’s this thing called the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport, and Nutrition. Been around 60 years. Used to have 25 appointees...I was one of them. @MichelleObama helped & generated momentum in this area. No one is on the Council now. @FitnessGov. Check it out. https://t.co/R6xh1n0Qi7— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) April 8, 2018
Hertling was appointed to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition in 2013 under former President Obama.
Last year was the 60th anniversary of the council, which was established under former President Eisenhower.
In February, President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE expanded the number of council members, from 25 to 30, but has yet to appoint any members. Holli Richmond was appointed as executive director last month.
The council serves under the secretary of Health and Human Services and the website still lists members as “to be announced” as of Monday afternoon.
Hertling pointed out on Twitter that former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama looks to mobilize voters for midterms We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE advocated for healthy school lunches and active lifestyles while in the White House. She founded the "Let’s Move" initiative in 2010.
Might be part of the reason Mrs Obama supported the school lunch nutrition program, too. And met tirelessly on food deserts and nutritional standards.— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) April 8, 2018
In 2017, Agriculture Secretary Sonny PerdueSonny PerdueOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Supreme Court rules that pipeline can seize land from New Jersey | Study: EPA underestimated methane emissions from oil and gas development | Kevin McCarthy sets up task forces on climate, other issues The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Georgia election day is finally here; Trump hopes Pence 'comes through for us' to overturn results Civil war between MAGA, GOP establishment could hand Dems total control MORE took steps to roll back Obama's healthy school lunch standards program.
Other social media users were also quick to mock Ivanka Trump's tweet.
Funny, when Michelle Obama tried to promote healthier eating / lifestyles for kids, republicans screamed that she was trying to take away their freedom and telling them how to raise their kids. https://t.co/HtbOEJrDXG— Jill #SaveNetNeutrality Ω (@TheJillJ) April 8, 2018
Now she is committing plagiarism. Stealing Michelle's platform. https://t.co/6xMahQATpI— Lynn (@lynnv378) April 8, 2018
Ma'am- Your family promotes the most unhealthy lifestyle policies our nation has ever seen. https://t.co/PvxR1vW6db— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) April 8, 2018
letparentsdeductdressageclasstuition https://t.co/5oE3B9Oytx— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) April 9, 2018