'I Also Find the Tagging of the Trump Children in This, Worrisome and Inappropriate'
Amid an ongoing attack on the Obama administration Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel took a moment to thank President-elect Donald Trump for his friendship and support, and tagged two of Trump's three adult children, Ivanka and Donald Jr., in the tweet.
Netanyahu was responding to one of Trump's many attacks on President Barack Obama.
We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
Perhaps it's arguable that Ivanka Trump deserved the mention, as Trump has made clear his daughter will be working with him in he White House, an unprecedented move that lawyers are trying to find a way for it to be legal. But Trump's son Donald Jr. has no capacity in Trump's administration, although he is working for the transition team, despite also being the one – along with his brother Eric – will be running their father's businesses.
Many on Twitter thought question should be asked, why did Benjamin Netanyahu tag Ivanka and Donald Jr.? What have they done to deserve the Prime Minister's thanks? When were they even in contact, and why?
On Facebook the Israeli Prime Minister made the same remarks but did not include Ivanka or Donald Jr. in his thanks.
On Twitter many pointed out the conflict:
Netanyahu tags Trump's CHILDREN in his tweet. Says it all. https://t.co/9S9zUBqeM3— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) December 28, 2016
Noteworthy w/ the ongoing concerns about the Trump kids and potential conflicts— Netanyahu mentions Ivanka and Don Jr in his tweet to Trump. https://t.co/2tkk9IPvRa— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 28, 2016
Donald Jr is going to be running Trump's business, tagging him in this tweet is entirely inappropriate. https://t.co/OVNgzYwiiV— John Aravosis (@aravosis) December 28, 2016
Netanyahu praises Trump’s tweets this morning about Israel. Why is he tagging 2 of Trump’s kids though? https://t.co/nM4Dwfxccm— Eliza Collins (@elizacollins1) December 28, 2016
@netanyahu I also find the tagging of the Trump children in this, worrisome and inappropriate for the same reasons.— Ondine, MD (@JMCFRAVA) December 28, 2016
@netanyahu So interesting that you tag Donny Junior on this! Isn't he the head of the Trump Org and not involved in government?— Brian W (@BrianCromulent) December 28, 2016
I wonder why he's @-ing Trump's kids who have no part or influence in his presidency!!!! https://t.co/giTWZKcMVl— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) December 28, 2016
I know why Donald Jr. and Ivanka are CC'ed here, but... why are Donald Jr. and Ivanka CC'ed here? https://t.co/C2leWRFtpu— Chris Rovzar (@Rovzar) December 28, 2016