Model and activist Karlie Kloss has reportedly angered her sister-in-law Ivanka Trump by calling out her father Donald Trump inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as “anti-American.” The pregnant 28-year-old tweeted, “Accepting the results of a legitimate democratic election is patriotic. Refusing to do so and inciting violence is anti-American.” A user shot back, “Tell your sister in law and brother law,” referring to Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner, both close aides to President Trump, 74. Karlie responded, “I’ve tried,” and now Ivanka is reported offended about that implication.
The tweet was brought to Ivanka’s attention and she was mostly surprised because they’re so close and talk on a regular basis, but never really about politics,” Page Six reports about Trump’s 39-year-old daughter. “Karlie likes to position herself publicly as an activist, yet she’s never approached Ivanka on any of the issues she’s championed like paid maternal leave, women in STEM and criminal justice reform.”
Karlie has made no secret in the past that she’s progressive in her political stances and showed her support for Trump’s Democratic opponent Joe Biden by wearing a pro-Biden face mask to vote for him in the 2020 presidential election. But she’s never openly gone after Ivanka and Jared publicly, Until now, the family has seemed to keep out of each other’s polit.
While Ivanka might be upset that Karlie claimed to have tried to talk to her about her dad inciting violence, video emerged on Jan. 7 showing Ivanka standing next to Trump while watching video screens of the agitated crowd of supporters outside the White House ahead of his Jan. 6 rally. He then took stage and riled up his followers, telling them to head to the U.S. Capitol and “fight” Congress certifying the Electoral College votes that ensured Biden’s presidential win. The mob followed his instructions and a massive riot broke out when they breached the Capitol building. Five people died in the ensuing chaos by Trump’s supporters, that resulted in looting, vandalism and the evacuation of Congressional members.