Ivanka Trump mocked for saying she was using pandemic to learn guitar, as eight million people fell into poverty


Ivanka Trump has been ridiculed for saying she was using the coronavirus pandemic to learn to play the guitar, just days after it was reported that eight million Americans have fallen into poverty since May.

In an interview Monday, Ms Trump, 38, who is an advisor to her father, President Donald Trump, revealed that she had started learning guitar in recent months.

“For many of us during this pandemic, we have reconnected with some of life’s simple pleasures – board games, for example. We’ve dusted off all of ours for sure, ”she said.

“I started playing the guitar because my husband [senior adviser to President Trump, Jared Kushner] I was working very late at night, coming home and putting the kids to bed and after I got back in line and finished my work, I was just sitting there.

“So I taught myself, or I’m teaching myself to play the guitar,” Ms. Trump added.

After images of her interview were uploaded to social media, the 38-year-old was mocked by Twitter users, who felt her comments were “deaf.”

Twitter user @EricDKoch responded to Ms Trump’s comments highlighting the loss of life during the pandemic, writing: “It’s cool 24,000 New Yorkers have died.”

At least 23,994 Americans have died in New York City from coronavirus, while the death toll in the United States has reached at least 220,185. More than 8.2 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the United States. United as a whole.

User @mymothrsdaughtr slammed Ms. Trump, saying, “This is perfect for you. The rest of us take care of our children at home while we work and help the food banks distribute food.

“I’m so glad you can relax and enjoy. You are such an example.

User @Monkeymion added, “How sweet. I jumped from one foot to the other to try to keep my business afloat while trying to create new merchandise and works of art without any operating capital to produce said products. But hey, Vanky had a good time out.

While @ReddogOHIO wrote, “Luckily she doesn’t have to worry about the rent or the food”, and @ caguirre94 simply replied, “Your deaf”.

Ms Trump’s comments came days after the publication of a Columbia University study, which showed the number of Americans living in poverty had increased by eight million since May.

The study found that the federal Cares Act, which gave Americans a one-time stimulus check of $ 1,200 (£ 927.11) and unemployed workers an additional $ 600 (£ 463.56) each week, was in effect until ended a few months ago, according to NBC News.

The stimulus package prevented 18 million people from sliding into poverty in April, but by September that number had fallen to just four million.

“We find that the monthly poverty rate fell from 15% to 16.7% from February to September 2020, even after taking into account the income transfers from the CARES law,” the study researchers wrote.

“The increase in monthly poverty rates has been particularly marked for blacks and Hispanics, as well as for children,” they added.

House President Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said Democrats and the White House moved closer to a coronavirus stimulus deal, which they hope to have passed before the November 3 election.

The two sides have already agreed to send more direct payments to Americans, offer a second loan to struggling businesses and restore additional unemployment benefit for people unemployed due to the pandemic.


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