On July 23 2019, the Twitter account @ScenarioLENS shared the following image of Ivanka Trump, posing with a law enforcement agent in what looked like a strange, stylized swastika sweater:
What the hell is she wearing?! pic.twitter.com/G3IZVFipkn
— Scenario (@ScenarioLENS) July 24, 2019
In that tweet, the user asked “what the hell” Trump was wearing, not intimating that the design resembled a Nazi swastika. Actress Ellen Barkin retweeted the image, clarifying what users were implying about the sweater:
To this Jew’s eyes, it looks like a 21century Swastika. https://t.co/0xgsvwbk7m
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) July 24, 2019
Even without a source image, it is a borderline claim. Ivanka Trump tends not to wear “campaign gear” in her photographs, and the top as presented appeared to be half a logo shirt and half a regular fashion item. As it turns out, the logo shown on her sweater was confused for an authentic Trump campaign symbol in 2015; it was, in fact, created as an anti-Trump protest symbol.
A reverse image search immediately pointed back to her @IvankaTrump Twitter account, and a July 22 2019 retweet she shared:
Thank you Sheriff!
We are grateful to law enforcement community and our nation’s heroic 1st responders. God bless you and your team! https://t.co/YNExKzlQaF
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 22, 2019
Trump also Instagrammed a short video in which she’s wearing the same top:
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As seen in videos and photographs of Ivanka Trump on July 22 2019, the blue and black colorblocked top she wore did not feature a white “Trump/swastika” logo. The image in the first tweets above was altered with image editing software to imply the shirt was as pictured, with the swastika-like logo. It was not.