Ivanka's reluctance to prevent her father from implementing controversial policies is seen as a major reason for her unpopularity.
Ivanka Trump is unlikely to receive a warm welcome to New York City after her close association with the Trump administration in Washington DC since 2017. According to Independent, a string of “Not Wanted” posters featuring Ivanka appeared across Manhattan recently. It hinted that the President's daughter is facing fierce hostility from the city she once lived along with her family.
“Not Wanted: Ivanka Trump” signs are up in New York pic.twitter.com/74Ft4vkePc— The Good Liars (@TheGoodLiars) November 28, 2020
The signs that appeared are the works of Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, a comedy duo who perform as The Good Liars, according to Washington Press. The faux posters stated that the First Daughter was "Not wanted in New York City."
Under the description, it said that she had a fake posh accent, blond hair, and eyes that were "dead behind." It also mocked her husband Jared Kushner, a senior White House Advisor as a fictional supernatural character Slender Man. The posters depict the underlying sentiments of people who were once part of Ivanka's social circle.
New Yorkers are never subtle and they don’t mince words. The Trump Family has never been popular, but the last four years have made it crystal clear. New York was on Trumps 💩list. Jared & Ivanka did nothing to mitigate his behavior. pic.twitter.com/XmxcjZ5ptF— andymattsmom (@scihs58) November 28, 2020
With the evident opposition to them settling in the city, Ivanka and Jared are reportedly thinking of avoiding properties in New York. Instead, they are hoping to settle in New Jersey or Florida in January. A former friend of Ivanka claimed she would be shunned by the city's social elite if she returned.
“Everyone with self-respect, a career, morals, respect for democracy — or who doesn’t want their friends to shame them both in private and public — will steer clear,” opined the source.
New Jersey doesn’t want her, either!— Tara Lazar (@taralazar) November 29, 2020
This outrage is seen as a result of Ivanka's reluctance to prevent her father from implementing controversial policies that caged migrant children and caused the separation of many families. In addition to it, the government's incompetence in taking adequate actions against the coronavirus is seen as another major reason.
The outrage of New Yorkers against the Trump administration was clearly evident in the recent presidential elections. The city sided with the democrats with 56.8% votes, according to CNN. Over the years, Trump's relationship with NYC has become increasingly fractious.
Don't forget Slenderman. pic.twitter.com/Sd4dN8AcRx— A lot of people are saying... (@livingvalley1) November 29, 2020
It is no wonder that the state voted for a more liberal leadership than the conservative Trump administration this time. Many of his policies including immigrant family separation and the Muslim ban led to massive protests in the city, especially in the vicinity of the Trump Tower, according to Independent. Trump has also had his falling out with the city officials on numerous occasions over various reasons.
During the final presidential debate, the president referred to his hometown as a “ghost town” due to the strict COVID-19 restrictions. “Look at what’s happened to New York, it’s a ghost town. It’s a ghost town. For so many years I loved it, it was vibrant. It’s dying, everyone is leaving New York," said the president, according to Independent.
US President's birthday marked by protests outside Trump Tower in New York. pic.twitter.com/Mqn9Ph2cgi— Nation Africa (@NationAfrica) June 15, 2020
The comment did not sit well with the residents of the city. “New York is not your wonderful city. New Yorkers hate you," wrote Joy Behar, the co-host of The View. “I will never, ever welcome Donald Trump in my city. I hope he never returns. In an ideal world, New York City would banish him. He does not deserve our hospitality, our patronage, or our respect," said New York artist Christine Sloan Stoddard.