Ivanka Trump attacked for ‘glorifying poverty’ for sharing story of girl, 15, who rode bike 750 miles with disabled dad – The Sun

IVANKA Trump has been attacked for "glorifying poverty" for sharing story of girl, 15, who rode bike 750 miles with disabled dad.

As the president's daughter, 38, was slammed after she called the story a "beautiful feat of endurance & love" that "captured the imagination of the Indian people and the cycling federation."


"15 yr old Jyoti Kumari, carried her wounded father to their home village on the back of her bicycle covering +1,200 km over 7 days," Ivanka tweeted.

"This beautiful feat of endurance & love has captured the imagination of the Indian people and the cycling federation!" she added.

The story shared by Ivanka told how 15-year-old Jyoti Kumari bicycled nearly 750 miles across India amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Kumari bicycled the lengthy journey from Bihar from Gurugram, with her father on the back, Live Mint reported.

The two were forced to bicycle when Jyoti's father, Mohan Paswan, was injured and left without a job amid the coronavirus lockdown.

The girl was invited by the Cycling Federation of India to try out next month after they heard of her journey – but reportedly declined the offer.

Ivanka was immediately attacked for her comments on the story, with some saying she is "romanticizing" poverty.

"Are you seriously this clueless? This kid and her family had to go through this horrific experience because of India's ill-conceived total lockdown which has resulted in a humanitarian disaster, not because she's aspiring to be a professional cyclist," economist Rupa Subramanya tweeted.

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