The White House announced on Friday that it planned to direct the federal government to overhaul its hiring to prioritise a job applicant’s skills over a college degree.
But many Twitter users found the administration’s announcement ironic.
“We are modernising federal hiring to find candidates with the relevant competencies and knowledge, rather than simply recruiting based on degree requirements,” she told The Associated Press. “We encourage employers everywhere to take a look at their hiring practices and think critically about how initiatives like these can help diversify and strengthen their workforce.”
As you might expect, many Twitter users found Ivanka Trump’s promotion of the initiative ironic as both Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, were basically hired only because of their familial connection to the president.
The snark was fast and furious.
Some people sympathized with the first daughter.
Others wondered if the whole thing was just a big joke.
One person had a suggestion for how best to appreciate Ivanka Trump’s announcement.
And, yes, someone made a reference to Alanis Morissette’s 1996 hit “Ironic.”