- Twitter users roasted President Trump’s eldest daughter over the weekend
- Ivanka Trump and her father rolled out ‘skills-based’ hiring initiative on Friday
- On social media, critics said Ivanka Trump benefited from ‘nepotism’
- Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, are senior advisers to president
- Twitter users slammed her as ‘Nepotism Barbie,’ promoted #ByeIvanka hashtag
Ivanka Trump was blasted on Friday after she touted a new White House initiative that promotes ‘skills-based’ hiring, as Twitter users called her ‘Nepotism Barbie’.
President Trump’s eldest daughter appeared alongside her father at the White House on Friday as he signed an executive order directing the federal government to overhaul its hiring to prioritize a job applicant’s skills over a college degree.
The president signed the order outlining a new direction for the nation’s largest employer during a meeting of the board that advises the administration on worker policy.
Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, is co-chair of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and has worked on improving job training to meet employers’ changing needs.
The federal government is the nation’s largest employer with 2.1 million civilian workers, excluding postal service employees.
Ivanka Trump predicted the change in federal government hiring would create a more inclusive and talented workforce.
She encouraged the private sector to follow the administration’s lead.
‘We are modernizing federal hiring to find candidates with the relevant competencies and knowledge, rather than simply recruiting based on degree requirements,’ she told The Associated Press in a statement.
‘We encourage employers everywhere to take a look at their hiring practices and think critically about how initiatives like these can help diversify and strengthen their workforce.’
On social media, however, critics of the president said that Ivanka Trump’s position as a White House adviser was a result of her father being elected.
The backlash on Twitter was so fierce that the hashtags #NepotismBarbie and #ByeIvanka were trending.
One Twitter user posted a mock book cover titled ‘The Ivanka Trump Mystery Stories: The Case of the Narcissist’s Unqualified Daughter.’