Ivanka Facing Backlash for Playing Basketball in Stiletto Heels, ‘This is Ridiculous … Pure Personal PR’

Playing sports is hard enough when you’re wearing gym clothes and sneakers, but Ivanka Trump played basketball in high heels during a trip to Des Moines, Iowa last week, and she hardly broke a sweat.

Ivanka took a tour of Hy-Vee’s Helpful Smiles Technology Center as part of her Iowa trip.

Hy-Vee is one of the companies to sign the commitment to Pledge to America’s Workers and has created 2,500 opportunities since signing on. The mother of three was joined at Hy-Vee by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Secretary of Health & Human Services Alex Azar.

The University of Pennsylvania alum also had the chance to play basketball with Azar — and she did so clad in the stiletto heels. Ivanka shared an image of herself shooting hoops on the Des Moines Register newspaper cover. She poked some fun of herself, writing: “Spoiler: I missed the 3 pointer! Will work on my range!”

As you would expect, Twitter had some thoughts:


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