Ivanka Trump is being mocked on Twitter after posting a photo of herself, in safety goggles and a white coat, carrying out a test on e-cigarette liquid at a Des Moines, Iowa science lab.
The first daughter has been compared to everything from ‘Science Barbie’ to someone playing dress up as a scientist, after sharing the staged photo on Monday.
The 36-year-old was pictured looking chic and groomed as she poured a vial of clear liquid, into another container, while wearing blue plastic gloves, a white coat and goggles – all while pouting and keeping a look of sheer concentration on her face.
‘I imagine that as she did this she softly whispered to herself “science”‘, one commenter wrote.
Another shared a photo of a Barbie doll in an eerily similar outfit, complete with goggles and white lab coat, with the caption: ‘Introducing ‘Science Ivanka!’ No qualifications or experience necessary’.
Others joked about the fact that most real scientists don’t get a make up and hair team, or the perfect lighting, while they are performing experiments.
One female engineer tweeted at Ivanka, saying: ‘Its great that you like to cosplay as a scientist on Instagram but some of us are an #ActualLivingScientist. Tell is about what you’re doing in this picture. I’m making a battery. #ILookLikeAnEngineer’.
Other Twitter users joked about what the president’s daughter could be doing in the photo, describing the look as ‘a scientist in a low budget straight to DVD movie.’
‘When the recipe calls for the tears of exactly four poor children,’ one commenter tweeted.
The mother-of-three was actually at the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center, testing the nicotine content of the liquid contained in e-cigarettes, known as vape juice.
Ivanka also got a tour of its many facilities, including the robotics and science labs during the trip.
She looked incredibly focused as she poured chemicals from one small vial into another, before peering carefully into a microscope, and then laughing uproariously as she chatted happily with the students and staff at the center.
Before donning her lab coat, Ivanka was given a tour of a robotics lab, and had the chance to experiment with some of the equipment, while also showing off her coding skills at a computer.
Ivanka is a known supporter of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in schools, particularly for young women, and is frequently seen joining in classes with young students.
And she was clearly overjoyed to get the chance to join in again, sharing her excitement in a series of posts on her Instagram.
‘This is such a cool place to be able to come,’ she is heard telling the centre’s staff in a video on her Instagram Story, before admitting: ‘Tt’s going to be hard to get rid of us!
‘We want to do a project here.’
As well as touring the robotics and science labs, Ivanka also took part in several roundtable discussions with students and staff at the centre, which is decsribed on its website as ‘a hub for creativity and innovation for Waukee Community School District students and surrounding businesses’.
White House 101: Ivanka Trump took part in several science experiments on Monday during a trip to a learning centre in Des Moines, Iowa
Getting involved: The 36-year-old was seen putting on a pair of blue latex gloves as she prepared to join the students and staff at the Waukee Innovation and Learning Centre
A closer look: The was pictured leaning in to examine something under a microscope at one point during the experiment
A helping hand: The students at the centre also seemed tickled by something funny
Thrilled: In one video shared on her Instagram Story, Ivanka was heard telling the staff at the centre how excited she was to be there
The inner workings: The staff seemed incredibly keen to show off their equipment during Ivanka’s tour of the facilities
Despite later adding a lab coat to the mix, Ivanka wore an incredibly chic look for the visit, modeling a form-fitting black turtleneck, which she tucked into a figure-flattering $1,025 brown, white, and black skirt by designer David Koma.
She wore her blonde hair in a straight style around her face, with just a few strands pulled back in order to keep it away from her eyes as she did her experiments.
Documenting her day on Instagram, Ivanka actually started off the trip with breakfast at the Terrance Hill Governor’s Mansion, dining alongside Governor Kim Reynolds and her husband, First Gentleman Kevin Reynolds.
Despite being a frequent visitor to the White House, Ivanka seemed incredibly impressed with the Governor’s Mansion, sharing several images from the breakfast meeting on her social media, and admitting she was ‘awestruck’ by the ‘historic’ building.
The trio were seen posing in several images together in different locations throughout the house, including at the breakfast table, with each person sitting with a glass of orange juice and a coffee in front of them, no doubt waiting for their food to be served.
Ivanka’s busy Monday comes after a weekend spent at home with her children, during which she shared an adorable video of her daughter Arabella singing along to music on an iPhone.
In the clip, the six-year-old can be seen staring straight at the camera, while confidently belting out her own rendition of Imagine Dragons’ Thunder as it plays in the background.
Back to an old favorite: Ivanka tucked her black turtleneck into a figure-flattering $1,025 brown, white, and black skirt by designer David Koma
Busy bee: Prior to her visit to the labs, Ivanka enjoyed breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion along with Governor Kim Reynolds and her husband Kevin Reynolds
Catching it all: Ivanka started off her day by taking a selfie video in Des Moines
The song then quickly shifts to Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do, as Ivanka pans the camera to reveal Arabella’s brother Joseph is holding an iPhone and controlling the music, giggling as he switches tunes.
Arabella, who is wearing a pair of pink pajamas covered with a funky ice cream pattern, appears unfazed by the transition, and confidently launches into the next song without so much as a second glance at her brother.
Although she is not entirely sure of all the words at the start of the song, she doesn’t hesitate to keep singing along and bopping from side to side as she does – all while her brother controls the music from outside the shot.
Joseph, four, is also wearing pajamas, looking adorable in red plaid as he plays around with his older sibling.
Quality time wit the kids was no doubt exactly what Ivanka needed after a busy weekend that saw her pay a trip to New York – and suffer through a near miss helicopter accident with her husband Jared Kushner.
The pair were onboard the aircraft on their way to New York City from Washington, D.C. on Thursday when it had to turn back due to engine failure.
A report that was released on Sunday evening detailed how the chopper turned back to Ronald Reagan National Airport shortly after taking off on Thursday afternoon.
President Trump’s daughter and her husband, who also works as a senior adviser in the White House, ended up catching a commercial flight back to the city instead.
Sing it! Over the weekend, Ivanka shared a video of her daughter Arabella performing a couple of different songs as chosen by her brother Joseph
Holding down the fort: While Ivanka was enjoying her day in Des Moines, her husband Jared was pictured outside of their home in D.C.
Information as to the type of helicopter Trump and Kushner were flying, nor their reason for heading up to New York were revealed.
Apart from the pilot, the only other person on board the aircraft was a member of their security detail.
On Monday, Ivanka and Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds will travel to Iowa to promote workforce development.
She will visit the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center in the Des Moines suburb of Waukee to promote the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan.
‘Workforce development is a critical part of our infrastructure proposal that the White House sent to Congress,’ Ivanka said Friday, according to the Des Moines Register.
‘Over the past year, Gov. Reynolds and I have worked closely on a number of workforce development initiatives. Gov. Reynolds serves on the task force for apprenticeship expansion and remains an important voice in discussions to increase K-12 STEM and computer science education nationwide,’ she added.
While Ivanka will be traveling to Iowa, Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will be in New Hampshire to talk about plans to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.