Although Ivanka Trump’s attempts to dig into policy as a government employee haven’t gone well, that rough transition hasn’t quelled her love of holidays. The First Daughter has, however, been accused of tone-deaf displays with Memorial Day champagne popsicles and a Thanksgiving centerpiece decoration that perplexed everyone. And Ivanka continued her unusual manner of “holiday-ing” with a set of fishing photos that feature husband Jared Kushner and 4-year-old son, Joseph. Although Ivanka meant to highlight the impressive catch by father and son, the cluster of pictures contained a surprise for eagle-eyed observers.
Here’s a closer look at the action going on over Jared’s shoulder.
Of course, this must have been pure accident on Ivanka and Jared’s part, but the photo does not present a good look, especially after continued fallout over President Trump’s insistence upon blaming “both sides” for racially charged violence in the U.S. As a result, former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub dropped the word “dogwhistle.”
Much of Twitter began piling on with scattered, uncomfortable laughter.
And plenty of other responses were even more political with folks mentioning how Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation appears to be zeroing in on Kushner. Indeed, some believe that 2018 may not hold many fishing trips for the Kushner crew, but whether Jared gets the next subpoena remains to be seen.