Footage of Ivanka Trump at John McCain's funeral in Washington on Saturday has immediately gone viral after Twitter users suspected her of texting during former Senator Joe Lieberman's eulogy.
Ivanka texting at McCain’s funeral.— Miranda Binewski (@superlorna69) 1 сентября 2018 г.
Why am I not shocked. pic.twitter.com/LkqHjUNV8t
The original video, showing the US president’s daughter sitting next to her husband Jared Kushner in the National Cathedral, was tweeted by user Miranda Binewsky.
Ivanka can be seen looking down at her knees, although it remains unclear what exactly she was looking at – still Twitterians didn’t cut her any slack and have suggested that she was texting.
Ivanka and Jared had no business at Sen McCain funeral then Ivanka sits there and texts on her phone— Ellen Reeher Morris (@EllenMorris1222) 1 сентября 2018 г.
"Dear daddy, they're being mean to you! 😢".— ABlackWomanWhoVotes (@grandoftwo) 1 сентября 2018 г.
Ivanka Trump was on her phone during the #McCainFuneral today. The disrespect for this country from the entire Trump family is unacceptable.— Turnip (@Turnip2020) 1 сентября 2018 г.
What Were Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Doing at John McCain's Funeral? Ivanka was texting…. pic.twitter.com/7PWbkpH9Fa— Stone Cold (@stonecold2050) 1 сентября 2018 г.
Texting at John McCain's funeral?— Mme Curie (@MmeScience) 1 сентября 2018 г.
You can't buy class, @IvankaTrump.
Many, however, didn't rush to conclusions, saying that she might have been reading the program just like anyone else, and that no one could see a phone:
How do we know she was texting? Not that I doubt it but don't see a phone out.— Justice Simone (@JusticeSimone1) 1 сентября 2018 г.
I’m not a big fan of her but she could be looking at the program like many others were.— BigLib🌊🌊 (@2B_aLiberal) 1 сентября 2018 г.
If I saw the phone then I’m right there with you.
Texting or reading the program?— Paws (@Cognac4Paws) 1 сентября 2018 г.
Ivanka and Jared attended John McCain's funeral after reportedly receiving an invitation from Senator Lindsey Graham, a close friend of the late McCain, while President Donald Trump was not invited as McCain personally requested before his death.
Donald Trump and John McCain used to regularly throw jibes at each other, with the president denouncing the senator's service in the Vietnam War, notoriously saying: "He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."
John McCain, who died on August 25 at the age of 81 after suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam for more than five years.