To any child, this fish is a trophy! pic.twitter.com/ wSpMZ0aFkQ
— Ivanka Trump (@ IvankaTrump) December 26, 2017
Here’s the photo of the flag. You can spot it and the American flag by the boat on the right-hand side of the photo 😛 TAGEND
Given the criticism her father has received for his defense of Confederate statues as” beautiful” and for his saying tearing them down would harm American ” history and cultural activities ,” the Confederate flag flying in the background of a family photo might not be the best optics.
The New York Times wrote the president’s remarks about the Civil War statues echoed the” heritage not detest” phrase used by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a group that has had racially-tinged disputes in the past, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
There are approximately 700 statues and monuments honoring the Confederacy in the United States.
The Confederate flag in the photo was not missed by eagle-eyed Twitter users.
The Rebel flag in the background. Can’t concealed Trump “class”.
— Jay Bradshaw (@ jwb6 25) December 26, 2017
Of course there is a confederate flag in the background. https :// t.co/ 7uwL6daPn7
— ckorenowsky (@ ckorenowsky) December 26, 2017
Yes Confederate flag is a nice touch! https :// t.co/ In7CKszOXR
— Allan Renz (@ allanrenz) December 26, 2017
Ivanka also Instagrammed the flag.