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 TrumpAttacks on public figures are growing The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump sends Pompeo to meet Saudi king | How Trump could work with a Dem House | Trump heads to Florida to view hurricane damage Watchdog files Hatch Act complaint against Sanders for picture with Kanye in MAGA hat MORE on Tuesday posted a message about “ignoring the trolls” after facing major backlash from critics over an earlier post.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Gillum and DeSantis’s first debate GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake' 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 SessionsBeto O'Rourke on impeachment: 'There is enough there to proceed' Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure 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.