Ivanka Trump tweeted a photo of herself with World Bank President David Malpass, with the cover of a document titled “National Security Strategy” visible in the image. She quickly deleted and then reposted the photograph with that document cropped out, raising questions about why she did that.
Trump on Sunday night tweeted the photo showing her and Malpass, full body, with the cover of the national security strategy document on a small table in the foreground.
“Great catching up with my friend @WorldBank President David Malpass and discussing the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi),” she wrote in the tweet.
On Thursday afternoon, journalist Luke O’Neil noted on Twitter that Trump had since deleted the post. O’Neil shared screenshots of the post before the first daughter deleted it, including one zoomed in on the national security strategy document.
Hmm Ivanka posted this then deleted this any reason why? pic.twitter.com/TBFL9Z0dTW 
— luke oneil (@lukeoneil47) May 9, 2019 
Hmm Ivanka posted this then deleted this any reason why?” O’Neil tweeted.
“I literally do not know for sure if that is bad but it seems like it?” O’Neil continued to tweet. “As I said I don’t know if it’s bad or not fact she deleted it just made me think so. It’s not top secret material or anything just weird that she’s talking about it with the world bank unless it isn’t.”
Hours later on Thursday, Trump reposted the photo with the same caption but cropped it to remove everything below her waist, thus cutting out the national security strategy document from the image.
Great catching up with my friend @WorldBank  President David Malpass and discussing the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi).
Learn more: https://t.co/36aFyWnCgu  #WGDP  #WeFi  pic.twitter.com/ODz5TUl3Yx 
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 9, 2019 
Twitter had some thoughts:
Is it scarier that they are stupid or brazen? I don't know anymore.
— Voltaire Casino (@MuMD0G) May 9, 2019 
But her emails?
— The Holy Spirit (@TweetOfSpirit_) May 9, 2019 
Better question is why is she meeting with the World Bank President??????? Other than, of course, Daddy said she could do it
— lorili (@hedahunter) May 10, 2019 
I also casually let a copy of the National Security of my country fly around when meeting people, you don’t? 😆
— Kim (@_kim_mik) May 10, 2019 
The security badge, but also note her left arm has been photoshopped out when they nipped her waist.
— Lisa Braun Dubbels (@lisadubbels) May 10, 2019