Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump was criticized on social media for her comments about the "viciousness" of her father's critics. In this photo, Ivanka Trump sits with guests attending an event where her father U.S. President Donald Trump announced the modernization of the nation's air traffic control system, in the East Room at the White House, on June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Ivanka Trump’s comments during her Monday appearance on “Fox and Friends” won the ire of the internet after the first daughter said she was surprised by the “viciousness” of critics of her father, President Donald Trump. Twitter responded to both the aforementioned statement and her allegations of media “ferocity” with memes, gifs and criticism.

During the interview, Trump was asked whether she found it difficult to get things done in the face of “what keeps coming up,” be it the “Russia investigation or something else.” She responded that the job was more difficult than she’d anticipated.

“It is hard. And there is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting,” she said. “I was not expecting the intensity of this experience, but this isn't supposed to be easy. My father and this administration intends to be transformative, and we want to do big, bold things and we're looking to change the status quo. So I didn't expect it to be easy. I think some of the distractions and some of the ferocity was — I was a little blindsided by on a personal level.”

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She added, “But for me, I'm trying to keep my head down, not listen to the noise and just work really hard to make a positive impact in the lives of many people.”

Twitter wasn’t having it. Many took to social media to take the 35-year-old businesswoman to task.

“Her father said Ben Carson was a psychopath and Ted Cruz's father killed JFK and she wasn't expecting viciousness,” said New York Post editor John Podhoretz‏. “She's a filthy liar.”

“Hey Ivanka Trump, guess what else is vicious? Sexual assault,” wrote user Elana Joy, who pointed to Trump’s leaked Access Hollywood recording during the 2016 presidential election. She shared a note that quoted his infamous “grab them by the pussy” comments.

“The racist accusation that Obama was born in Kenya? The bloodthirsty ‘Lock Her Up!’ chants? Yeah, Ivanka, it's vicious. And you knew that,” wrote former Life Editor-in-Chief Bill Shapiro.

California Rep. Ted Lieu wrote, “Dear Ivanka: Your father's Muslim Ban is pretty damn vicious. As is Eric Trump saying Dems are not people. So please stop your hypocrisy.”

“Ivanka vicious attacks are: taking my healthcare, suppressed my vote. Deport my mother, not speaking raw truth to you. U R used to flattery,” wrote community activist Bettye Watford-Bogan‏.

Writer Shauna Wright pointed to quotes about the president’s sentiment toward journalists, which in turn have been adopted by many of his supporters.

Later in the “Fox and Friends” interview, Trump added that the president felt “vindicated” by former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. While Comey made several damning allegations about the president’s conduct — including pressuring Comey to pledge his loyalty to the president — Trump was pleased by Comey’s revelation that there was no investigation into the president directly.

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“My father felt very vindicated in all the statements that he's been making and feels incredibly optimistic,” she said. “With all the noise, with all the intensity of media coverage and obviously what makes headlines, ultimately, we're really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump as president.”