It seems that the mainstream media follows even the private life of the US president's daughter and adviser during Christmas, with Newsweek discovering that Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, along with their son, posed for a photo with a Confederate flag seen in the background on another boat in the distance.
Director of the Office of Government Ethics under former President Barack Obama Walter Shaub has reacted to the photo, saying "Couldn't find four photos without one? Or is this a dogwhistle?"
Confederate flag over Jared's shoulder. Couldn't find four photos without one? Or is this a dogwhistle?— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) 26 декабря 2017 г.
While some have suggested that the flag "is subliminal advertising," many Twitter users have voiced skepticism of such a "discovery."
Liberals are attacking Ivanka Trump because another boat somewhat near her yesterday was flying the Confederate flag pic.twitter.com/nDOCKFnl1g— Griswold Christmas Vacation (@HashtagGriswold) 27 декабря 2017 г.
Is there any limit to how ridiculous Democrats/MSM can be?— John/TheCitySquare (@johncitysq) 27 декабря 2017 г.
"Leftists Attack Ivanka Trump For Accidentally Sailing Her Boat Near A Confederate Flag" https://t.co/dggC23vF0n
This reaction, the one I’m quoting right here, is to Ivanka Trump tweeting out a picture that had a boat in the background waaaay back with a confederate flag on it. The boat wasn’t even remotely related to them. This makes her racist according to @mirandayaver. https://t.co/qLWcNDjfJH— PL4Y3R 0N3 (@PL4Y3R_0N3) 28 декабря 2017 г.
I saw the pic of Ivanka and Jared. The Confederate flag was NOT SEEN on their boat but a boat in the distance.— LayWoman for Christ ✝ (@OfficiantR) 28 декабря 2017 г.
.@IvankaTrump posts really sweet photos of her family, then some idiots in the media imply that she intentionally captured a VERY tiny/distant confederate battle flag in one photo.— Harlan Z. Hill (@Harlan) 28 декабря 2017 г.
I’m so sick of this dishonest, slanderous “reporting” https://t.co/QdCZFBRXZU
Previously, US President Donald Trump came under fire over his statement failing to condemn the white-nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which resulted in violent clashes with anti-fascist groups. Afterward the US president was widely condemned by the public and bipartisan lawmakers for saying that "both sides" had been resposible for the violence, he has strongly condemned all kinds of racism, white-nationalism, the KKK etc.
For her part, Ivanka Trump said, "There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis," referring to the events.