The GOP’s official Instagram account included first lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence in a post Friday morning that celebrated women that Donald Trump had appointed to political positions.
While the first and second ladies are not political appointees, the Republican Party said in an Instagram post marking Women’s History Month that Trump is “empowering ALL Americans with his winning agenda,” showing photos of the leading female figures.
“Contrary to mainstream belief, @realdonaldtrump has appointed more women to senior-level government and campaign positions than previous administrations,” the post reads, adding, “Take a look at some of these leading ladies.”
The GOP included photos of several female Trump political appointees, including White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
A photo of Ivanka Trump, who is serving as an adviser in the White House, was also included.
Donaldo Trump also released a statement Thursday marking International Women’s Day touting the work he’s done for women since taking office. The White House also announced that the first lady would be presenting an award to women who have advocated for women’s rights around the world.
Twitter had a field day:
I saw tweets about this and thought it was a joke. The @GOP Instagram included both Melania Trump and Karen Pence as examples of women Trump has appointed to senior-level government positions. You can't make this stuff up. pic.twitter.com/7Q0xyWHnwG
— Dani Bostick (@danibostick) March 10, 2018
No joke. @GOP posted it w an Instagram link. They've since deleted it. There were a few other women on their list but they absolutely counted Melania, Ivanka, & Karen Pence as "appointed to senior-level gov't positions." pic.twitter.com/T5EjdcQ19K
— Old Lady Dem (@oldladydem) March 10, 2018
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) March 10, 2018
Very progressive of Trump to appoint Mike Pence a wife
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) March 10, 2018
What a groundbreaking move, to appoint a WOMAN as First Lady!
— (((Ben Lieberman))) (@ben_lieberman) March 10, 2018
So he appointed Melania to the FLOTUS position. Who else was in the running? Ivanka, Ivana, or Marla? https://t.co/l0eyROp0iK
— ty (@tyler_zellner) March 10, 2018
The GOP posted photos on Instagram celebrating the women Trump has appointed to high-ranking positions as a tribute to Women's History Month…including…Melania and Karen Pence.
You heard that right, folks.
To the @GOP, "marrying well" is the equivalent of a high position.
— Alt USDA_ARS (@AltUSDA_ARS) March 11, 2018