A performance art piece in a downtown D.C. gallery has found some outspoken critics in the White House.
Artist Jennifer Rubell’s exhibit features an Ivanka Trump lookalike — and wearing a pale pink bell sleeves and heels from the First Daughter’s line — who spends two hours a day vacuuming a plush pink carpet. In front of the carpet is a white pedestal with a giant pile of crumbs for onlookers to toss on the ground, where Trump has to vacuum them up.
“Here is what’s complicated: we enjoy throwing the crumbs for Ivanka to vacuum. That is the icky truth at the center of the work. It’s funny, it’s pleasurable, it makes us feel powerful, and we want to do it more,” Rubell said in a press release.
“We like having the power to elicit a specific and certain response. Also, we know she’ll keep vacuuming whether we do it or not, so it’s not really our fault, right?”
Trump, who serves an adviser in her father’s administration, didn’t find the piece as complicated.
“Women can choose to knock each other down or build each other up,” the 37-year-old tweeted Tuesday morning.
“I choose the latter.”
Her older brother also jumped to her rescue.
“Sad, but not surprising to watch self professed ‘feminists’ launching sexist attacks against @IvankaTrump. In their crazed world, sexism is OK if hurts their political enemies.,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.
“That’s ok, they can go put on their stupid hats & she’ll get back to actually fighting for women.”