[Ed. – No, it’s not because the photo of her husband and son shows them on a boat in short sleeves while much of the country is in a deep freeze. No, the problem is something barely visible in the background.]
Ivanka Trump is being criticized on social media after posting a photo of her husband, Jared Kusher, and young son on a boat in Florida with a Confederate flag in the distant background.
After the president’s eldest daughter and top White House adviser tweeted out the photo, along with three others of the pair fishing, Twitter users immediately spotted the controversial flag flying on neighboring boat.
Some made light of the apparent oversight, while others questioned whether the photo expressed subtle support for the flag, which is widely viewed as a symbol of white supremacy.
“Couldn’t find four photos without one? Or is this a dogwhistle?” Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics under President Barack Obama, tweeted.