Journalist Julia Ioffe Apologizes for ‘Tasteless’ Tweet About Donald and Ivanka Trump


Journalist Julia Ioffe, a contributing writer at Politico and columnist at Foreign Policy, received some criticism on Twitter today after tweeting a joke about President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka.

There was news today that since Melania Trump will focus on raising her son Barron, Trump’s daughter will get an office in the space normally reserved for First Ladies. A Trump transition spokesperson has called this report “false.”

Ioffe responded with the following tweet (which has since been deleted):


Ioffe followed up with a few tweets, ultimately taking down the above one and apologizing:

Ioffe is moving from Politico to The Atlantic, and Politico sent out the following statement saying they’re accelerating the close of her contract:

The Atlantic sent out a statement as well:

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