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The internet took Ivanka Trump to task after she sent out a tweet honoring libraries (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 01: Ivanka Trump walks with her father U.S. President Donald Trump toward Marine One while departing from the White House, on February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is making an unnanounced trip to Dover Air Force bace in Delaware to pay his respects to Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, who was killed during a raid in Yemen. Owens is the first active military service member to die in combat during Trump's presidency. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Last week, first daughter Ivanka Trump sent out a tweet honoring the library system during National Library Week, but her tweet was quickly derided by Twitter users, especially librarians, thanks to her father’s proposed budget, which could cut millions of dollars in federal funding to libraries across the nation.

Trump’s proposed budget, which was released last month, cuts funding for several cultural institutions, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

According to The Hill, a large portion of the IMLS’s budget goes to local libraries: “Director Dr. Kathryn Matthew notes that $214 million of the $230 million budget goes directly to grants to state and local libraries, including $155 million distributed through a population-based formula grant.”

In her tweet, which The Huffington Post dubbed as “tone deaf,” Trump wrote, “This , we honor our libraries and librarians for opening our eyes to the world of knowledge, learning and reading!”

Twitter users were quick to weigh in on the first daughter’s tweets.

However, at least one organization was happy about Trump’s tweet, which helped the topic trend on Twitter. The American Library Association wrote, “So great to see trending in the US right now. Help us trend again on Thursday to .”

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Elizabeth Vale is a contributor for Rare.
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