Ivanka Trump Called Out for Labeling Pro-Trump Mob 'American Patriots'

Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to address the Trump supporters who breached the Capitol building and described them as "American Patriots."

Ivanka Trump attends a food box distribution at King Jesus Ministry in Miami.

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Ivanka Trump attends a food box distribution at King Jesus Ministry in Miami.

As all hell broke loose in the US Capitol this afternoon, Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to encourage her father's supporters to act peacefully, instead of turning to violence.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Ivanka referred to this group of rioters as "American Patriots," and she was appropriately dragged for making such a wildly incorrect characterization of the people responsible for the incidnet.

We were always told that @IvankaTrump was going to be the “voice of reason” for her father. Instead, she’s just as complicit.

You can delete the tweet, but you calling rioters “American Patriots” will live on! pic.twitter.com/0G8SGvH4fE

— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) January 6, 2021

Wait, slow down a second. Did you just call terrorists “American Patriots?” pic.twitter.com/aLg9Fs9dY7

— Andy Slavitt 💙💛 (@ASlavitt) January 6, 2021

They say the first words that pop into your mind are your true thoughts.

Ivanka Trump called the white supremacist terrorists that stormed the U.S. Capitol “American Patriots” before deleting her tweet.

She meant what she said.

Can’t put that genie back into the bottle.

— Ms. Butterflyyy 💕 float like 🦋 sting like a🐝 (@MsButterflyyy) January 6, 2021

No. Peaceful protest is patriotic. Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms. https://t.co/GwngZTqzTH

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 6, 2021

I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences. They have broken their sacred Oath of Office.

I will be introducing a resolution calling for their expulsion. pic.twitter.com/JMTlQ4IfnR

— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) January 6, 2021

Incited by Trump, these domestic terrorists not only launched a violent assault on our Capitol but on our democracy too.

They attacked America—all of us—and they must be held fully accountable.

Prosecute them. All of them.

— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 7, 2021

Ivanka, who is Donald Trump's eldest daughter, later backtracked when responding to CNN's Kate Bennett.

Heading back to work. Like hell I’ll let a group of domestic terrorists keep us from fulfilling our constitutional responsibilities. pic.twitter.com/oq2C2KZk1w

— Peter Meijer (@RepMeijer) January 7, 2021

At first, the pro-Trump mob was being called protesters because they were in D.C. to baselessly contest the results of the fair and secure 2020 presidential election. However, from the moment they breached the Capitol building, that label, as many have pointed out, has become invalid. Instead, the label of rioters, which seems to be a fitting description after looking at what transpired earlier today, has been assigned to the mob. But then again, this doesn't take into account what they were trying to do, and how they went about doing it. The 2001 Patriot Act defines domestic terrorism as actions that are "intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping." 

Can a man actively involved in a domestic terrorist attack on his own nation remain that nation’s Commander in Chief? #CapitolHill pic.twitter.com/TnrHxDfZVs

— michael sheen 💙 (@michaelsheen) January 7, 2021

Congratulations Mr. @POTUS @realDonaldTrump...these are the #racist people who follow you. Explain to @IvankaTrump @jaredkushner and your grandchildren what Camp Auschwitz is. On behalf of the 6 million lost, F-U #AssClown! pic.twitter.com/LmiSRbvrz4

— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 7, 2021

What we witnessed today was throngs of people attempting to instill fear and possibly harm lawmakers who attended a joint session of Congress in the Capitol to certify election results that had Joe Biden defeating Trump in a landslide victory.

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