Yep, irony is officially dead.
As The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey and Carol D. Leonnig reported on Monday, senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using her personal email account.
According to the Post, Ivanka used her personal account under a domain shared with her husband Jared Kushner to discuss official White House business almost 100 times.
Understandably, the news was seen by many as unbelievably ironic.
How can Hillary run the economy when she can’t even send emails without putting entire nation at risk?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2016
And now, two years into his administration, the President still continues to tweet about “Crooked Hillary’s” emails while his supporters still chant “lock her up” at rallies.
Despite blasting Clinton for her private email use, President Trump has defended his daughter’s actions.
“They weren’t classified like Hillary Clinton. They weren’t deleted like Hillary Clinton,” Trump told press on Tuesday.
“You’re talking about a whole different – you’re talking about fake news,” he added.
Despite the irony, it’s important to note that the scale of Clinton and Ivanka’s personal email uses is different.
While Ivanka used her personal email account for official White House business for several months, Clinton used a personal email server for four years while working as Secretary of State.
However, according to The Washington Post, the President’s oldest daughter said she was not familiar with the rules around private email use – despite President Trump’s consistent focus on the issue on the campaign trail.