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8 stock photo models who make more convincing scientists than Ivanka Trump

Trump shares images of herself conducting an experiment — and critics call out her lack of expertise in science


Shira Tarlo
March 20, 2018 6:21PM (UTC)

While President Donald Trump was visiting first-in-the-nation primary state New Hampshire on Monday, Ivanka Trump traveled to Iowa, another early-voting state, to promote her father's infrastructure initiative.

The president's eldest daughter  — also a White House senior adviser — focused her attention on workforce development and skills-based education as the White House and Republican-controlled Congress pivot their attention to overhauling America's infrastructure.

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While touring a local education center in Waukee, where high school students gain professional experience by working on high-tech projects for local businesses, the first daughter donned goggles, a lab jacket and a pair of gloves as she conducted a science experiment.

And she didn't stop there. Trump also viewed a robotics lab, studied a zebrafish embryo under a microscope and even helped collect samples of "vape juice" used in e-cigarettes to test nicotine levels, the Des Moines Register reported.

"This is so amazing," Trump said as she entered the school, according to the newspaper. "This is such a cool place to come. It’s going to be hard to get rid of us."

Trump later shared images from her school visit on her social media accounts, leading many individuals to criticize her for having no experience or expertise in education, infrastructure or science. Some even found inspiration in the first daughter's photo-op to create memes.

Accordingly, do these eight stock photo models actually serve as more convincing scientists than Trump? You be the judge.

All photos courtesy of Shutterstock.

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Shira Tarlo

Contact Shira Tarlo at shira.tarlo@salon.com. Follow @shiratarlo.

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