Liberal activists, journalists, and celebrities lambasted first daughter Ivanka Trump after she praised Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globe on Sunday, saying that Trump's support for women is hypocritical because her father has been accused of sexual misconduct.
"Just saw @Oprah's empowering & inspiring speech at last night's #GoldenGlobes," tweeted Ivanka Trump, who serves as a White House adviser. "Let's all come together, women & men, & say #TimesUp! #United."
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— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 9, 2018
Winfrey spoke about the importance of the #MeToo movement, which began in October to denounce sexual assault and harassment, and the need for an honest, independent press during her remarks, which received several standing ovations and led to speculation that she is mulling a 2020 presidential run.
Liberals were quick to excoriate Trump for supporting the #MeToo and related Time's Up movements, noting on Twitter that several women have accused her father, President Donald Trump, of sexual misconduct.
Most of the attacks focused on the president and did not mention Ivanka Trump's recent book, Women Can Work, which aims to provide working women with professional advice on how to advance in male-dominated fields, and her time abroad giving speeches on women's rights.
Great! You can make a lofty donation to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund that is available to support your father's accusers.https://t.co/A8HCVa715v
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 9, 2018
Serious question for u @IvankaTrump because you are clearly the smartest Trump: (a distinction on par with being the tallest Oompa Loompa) Who’s this tweet for? Those who still like your dad hate this message. Those who don’t, detest you. I’ll take my answer off the air. https://t.co/KG1acRt4ot
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) January 9, 2018
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) January 9, 2018
I mean, Jesus effing Christ…. how inoculated to reality must @IvankaTrump be to celebrate the empowerment of women, when her father is a serial sex offender?
— Ellen Hopkins (@EllenHopkinsLit) January 9, 2018
— Carol Costello (@CarolHLN) January 9, 2018
.@IvankaTrump-Great—let’s start with your father, you complicit hypocrite. 20 women have accused your daddy of sexual assault. Are you going to confront that, or no?
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 9, 2018
Ivanka Trump passionately campaigned for a man who had been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women and did so *after* the release of the Access Hollywood tape, but good news everyone, she knows how to use a hashtag. pic.twitter.com/EELaMghUH9
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) January 9, 2018
MSNBC host Chris Hayes appeared to mock Ivanka Trump's tweet, asking, "Who should tell her?"
Who should tell her? https://t.co/si9E5MPw8I
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 9, 2018
The Washington Post‘s Jennifer Rubin, a right-leaning commentator who became a "Never Trumper," castigated the first daughter for her tweet.
"This is the most hypocritical, clueless statement in her regrettable time in the WH," Rubin wrote. "Your father has a trail of victims and supported Roy Moore, Ivanka. YOU are indeed part of the problem Ivanka. #complicit."
This is the most hypocritical, clueless statement in her regrettable time in the WH. Your father has a trail of victims and supported Roy Moore, Ivanka. YOU are indeed part of the problem Ivanka. #complicit
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 9, 2018
Criticism of Trump came on the heels of liberal journalists and activists blasting male attendees at the Golden Globes for not speaking out about the sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood that have jarred the entertainment industry.