US Election: Ivanka Trump's 'panicked' message divides Twitter

Penny Burfitt
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

The polls are closed and the countdown is on to the results of the 2020 US Election, but that doesn’t mean debate has stopped raging online, specifically about a last-minute call from Ivanka Trump.

The woman who some call the real ‘first lady’ due to her prolific support of her father President Trump, put out a call to republican voters at the eleventh hour via Twitter.

Image of Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump at Republican Election 2020 rally
Ivanka put a call out to voters on behalf of her dad President Donald Trump. Photo: Getty Images

Tweeting at 5:04 pm US time, the 39-year-old urged voters to stay in line until they had cast their ballots.

“Stay in line. DO NOT LEAVE,” the tweet dramatically read. “We need you.”

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

She also added the hashtag ‘red wave’.

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The tweet divided Twitter users, who couldn’t decide if it was a galvanising message to supporters, or if it had the decided whiff of desperation to it.

“LOLOLOL I can smell the desperation all the way from blue Texas,” one Democratic dissident wrote.

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

“Not sounding very confident,” another observed. “Maybe if you weren’t trying to make voting so difficult people wouldn’t be standing in line for hours to vote.”

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

“The panic has begun,” another wrote.

Republican voters, on the other hand enthusiastically responded, many reporting they had stuck in line for as long as it took.

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

“I would have stood in line all day!!!” one lady tweeted in response.

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

“My daughter and I waited in like for almost 9 hours this morning!” another fan wrote. “It was worth it for you, Ivanka!”

The President’s eldest daughter has been a passionate campaigner for him as he headed into the highly contended election.

With votes currently being counted, it remains to be seen what the future holds for Ivanka, but it seems she can count on some die-hard fans no matter which way the votes swing.

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